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.