Officer Shot In Newberry; Person in Home Found Dead

Newberry, SC (WLTX) - One man is dead and an officer in the hospital after a shooting early Thursday morning in Newberry.

Accoriding to the Newberry Police Department, two officers responded to a domestic disturbance on FulmerAvenue shortly before midnight. As the officers approached the door, the person inside opened fire striking one of the officers in the arm. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Officers from several agencies converged on the house andState Law Enforcement Divisionofficers tried to convince the person inside to exit. According to authorities, around 3 am a SLEDrobot went inside the house and found the suspect dead from an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound.

The Newberry County Coroner's officelater identified the man as 30-year-old William Blair Frazier.

As they always do inofficer-involved shootings,SLED is investigating the incident.


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