GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An inner investigation found that two South Carolina sheriff’s deputies who fired their weapons at some level of an come upon that left a man dull had been justified in the spend of deadly power.
Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis said in a video posted online Saturday that the investigation by his agency’s office of decent standards cleared the two deputies who fired at 40-365 days-extinct Earl Fitzgerald Hunter on June 23. The Reveal Regulation Enforcement Division and the 13th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Place of job are persevering with to match to search out out whether or not the deputies’ actions complied with express legislation, the sheriff said.
The names of the two deputies occupy not been launched.
To boot as to the assertion from the sheriff, the video posted to YouTube included an announcement from sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Ryan Flood and images from the deputies’ body-veteran cameras.
Hunter faced prices in Spartanburg County on prices of attempted abolish, armed robbery and possessing a weapon at some level of a violent crime, Flood said in the video. The deputies went to a duplex in Greenville appropriate sooner than 5 p.m. on June 23 to lend a hand a U.S. Marshals Service project power serving arrests warrants on Hunter.
Flood says an occupant of the duplex gave the deputies permission to enter the duplex, and they noticed Hunter in a aid kitchen dwelling and commenced giving him verbal commands. As the deputies moved in to take hold of Hunter into custody, he “pulled away and produced a pistol,” Flood said.”
“Fearing for their security, two of the deputies discharged their firearms to discontinuance the threat,” Flood said.
Hunter changed into hit by the gunfire and changed into pronounced dull on the scene. No officers or varied occupants of the duplex had been injured, Flood said.