AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - The latest on deputies in South Carolina shooting and killing a suspect who authorities said was pointing a gun at a woman (all times local):
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is refusing to release the names of the deputies involved in a police shooting that left a man dead in South Carolina or other details about the incident.
Authorities said 57-year-old Brian Gavin was shot Wednesday night when he pointed a gun at a woman and refused to drop the weapon.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that several deputies used their weapons. Sheriff’s Capt. Nick Gallam refused to say how many deputies fired guns.
This was the 44th police shooting this year in South Carolina, nearing the record of 46 shootings by officers in 2012. The State Law Enforcement Division has been reporting 45 police shootings in 2012, but The Post and Courier of Charleston found a SLED-investigated shooting not in the agency’s spreadsheet for the year.
Authorities in South Carolina say a man was shot to death in a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies.
Coroner Tim Carlton said in a statement that 57-year-old Brian Gavin died at his home shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Carlton says Aiken County deputies had been called to a report of a domestic dispute at the home.
Sheriff’s Capt. Nick Gallam told local news media that officers left after the situation appeared to be under control but returned after getting a report that shots had been fired.
Gallam said when they returned they found a man pointing a gun at a female. She was not hurt.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.
An autopsy is planned Thursday in Newberry.
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