FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 12, 2020
Contact: Tommy Crosby
SLED INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN YORK COUNTY
Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division are investigating an incident from today in which shots were fired during a confrontation between an armed man and a deputy from York County Sheriff’s Office who was responding to a domestic violence call. The man was shot during the incident and has been taken to the hospital. The extent of the man’s injuries are not available at this time. The deputy involved was not injured.
SLED conducts law enforcement officer involved shooting (OIS) investigations at the request of the agency involved in the incident. When requested to investigate an OIS, SLED’s goal is to conduct a thorough, independent criminal investigation as timely as is possible under the circumstances. SLED investigators will conduct interviews with all potential witnesses in this matter, including the involved officers and the individual in question. Further, SLED will collect all relevant evidence and will forensically test such evidence as needed.
Information gathered in the SLED investigation of the incident will be summarized in a case file report to be submitted to prosecutors.
This is an ongoing investigation. As such, no other information about the case will be disclosed by SLED at this time. SLED will defer to the York County Sheriff’s Office for any information about their deputy.
The incident in York County was the 32nd officer involved shooting in South Carolina in 2020 and first this year involving York County Sheriff’s office. In 2019, there were 45 officer involved shootings in South Carolina; one involved the York County Sheriff’s Office.