Deputy Kills Heavily-Armed Man; Saves 4 Officers

A sheriff in South Carolina says one of his officers shot and killed a “very heavily armed” man after something went wrong during an undercover operation.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told reporters near the scene of the 7 p.m. Friday shooting that he thinks the uniformed deputy likely saved at least four other officers’ lives. He turned the investigation over to the State Law Enforcement Division.

Wright said the man pointed a gun at officers who were in uniform and identified themselves. He described the dead man as “very heavily armed,” but did not elaborate.

Wright says the shooting happened at a home in Landrum after undercover officers called in uniformed deputies. But he declined to release further details of what happened.

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