- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A Lexington County sheriff’s deputy has been placed on administrative leave after shooting a possible home burglary suspect.

Sheriff Lewis McCarty said in a statement that the shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday when the deputy responded to a home near Lexington.

Multiple media outlets reported the State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

McCarty did not identify the deputy Monday.

The sheriff said 18—year-old Adrian Lamont Ryans of Lexington was shot and wounded. Ryans was being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound that McCarty said did not appear to be life-threatening. The sheriff said charges are pending against Ryans.

McCarty said deputies also arrested a 17-year-old from Lexington.

No other details about the shooting were immediately released. It was not clear if the teens were armed.


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