- Associated Press - Sunday, November 27, 2016

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say Aiken County deputies have shot a man with a machete who also said he had a gun before moving toward the officers.

Aiken County Sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Shunn said in a news release that the deputies were responding to call about a man standing in a residential street in Clearwater with a gun around midnight Saturday.

Shunn says the deputies ordered him to drop the knife, but instead he started moving toward the officers and they fired.

Shunn says the man was shot twice and was taken to the hospital. His condition has not been released.

The sheriff’s office also did not release the names of the deputies or the man shot.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide