Deputy fires shots when man points rifle in S Carolina home

IRMO, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say officers investigating a home invasion call in South Carolina fired at a man who pointed a rifle at them.

Lexington County deputies said no one was hurt in the shooting around 6:30 a.m. Saturday in Irmo, but several people inside the home were assaulted.

Deputies say officers were doing a security sweep of the home when they heard a commotion upstairs and were confronted with a man with a rifle.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office said on its Twitter account that one officer fired several shots, but no one was injured.

Deputies took two suspects into custody for the home invasion. Their names were not released.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting. The races of the officer and the suspect were not released.

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