Sheriff: Man Dead in Lexington Officer Involved Shooting

Columbia, SC (WLTX) One man is dead after being shot by Lexington Sheriff deputies Monday afternoon.

According to Adam Myrick withe the Lexington Sheriffs department said that at approximately 4:45 this afternoon, two officers responded to a call in the 100 block of East Selwood Lane in Irmo.

The deputies arrived to find a man attacking a family member with a knife. Fearing for the life of the family member, both officers discharged their service weapon, fatally striking the subject.

As is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings, SLED is investigating this incident. Both deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of that investigation.


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