Morris Ray Peters (Image: Newberry County Sheriff's Dept.)
Newberry County, SC (WLTX) - Newberry County deputies have arrested a man they say fired a shot at them during a standoff.
The incident took place around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house on Chaplin Park Drive.
According to deputies, they got a call from a woman who said her daughter might be in danger at the home. When officers arrived as the residence, the daughter met them at the door, and she was taken outside. The victim then told officers that her ex-boyfriend was inside the home against a no trespass order, and was demanding that the two get back together.
When officers went inside, they found 48-year-old Morris Ray Peters, who officers say had a gun under his chin and was threatening to kill himself. The department's critical incident response officers began talking with the suspect for two and a half hours trying to convince him to give up the gun.
Officers say during the negotiations, Peters got increasingly hostile, but did take the gun away from his head.
Deputies then decided to fire a bean bag to subdue him. As he was stumbling around after getting hit by the bag, officers say he fired one bullet from his gun, which hit an officer's ballistic shield. After a brief struggle, deputies took Peters into custody.
No one was injured in the incident.