Suspect Killed By Police After Drunk Driving Incident

AP-US--Police Shooting-South Carolina
Sheriff's deputy shoots armed man in drunken driving stop
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a drunken driving suspect who authorities said pointed a gun at officers in South Carolina.
    
Greenville County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Flood said in a news release Travelers Rest police were chasing a drunken driving suspect around 7 p.m. Sunday and deputies took over as he left the town.
    
Flood says the suspect rammed one deputy's car before he was stopped. Deputies were negotiating with the man when he pulled a gun and pointed it officers.
    
Flood said one deputy fired. The man was taken to a Greenville hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    
The man's name wasn't immediately released. The race of the deputy and suspect weren't immediately available Monday morning.
    
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.

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11/20/2017 7:22:13 AM (GMT -5:00)
 

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