Police shot and killed a man outside the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center early this morning after a confrontation in the parking lot, authorities said. By Heidi Heilbrunn, Greenville News
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a suspect has been shot and killed following a confrontation with officers in the parking lot of the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center.
The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Monday.
Police say an officer was walking to his car when a man approached him in a threatening manner with what appeared to be a weapon. Investigators say a sheriff's deputy in his patrol car stepped out to help the officer. They say the officer and the deputy fired when the man refused to put down what appeared to be a weapon.
The suspect's name has not been released.
The officer and deputy are on administrative leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates.