- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A deputy was prepared to fire non-lethal beanbags at a South Carolina man armed with a machete, but the man charged a second officer who shot him several times with his service weapon, authorities said.

Justin Pollock, 25, was hospitalized with gunshot wounds after the incident and will face criminal charges, officials said.

The incident unfolded early Sunday in Aiken County after someone called 911, and Pollock then called emergency officials while standing on a residential road. He said he had the large knife and a gun and would kill any officers who confronted him and he threatened to harm himself, according to a sheriff’s report.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Andrew Dailey began talking to Pollock, ordering him to drop the machete, while Cpl. Solomon Turner loaded a shotgun with beanbags nearby, the report said.

Pollock then charged Dailey, who fired his gun, hitting Pollock at least twice, authorities said. The police report said Turner also fired his beanbags at almost the same time.

Pollock was taken to a Georgia hospital. His condition has not been released.

Deputies charged Pollock with three counts of attempted murder and three weapons counts for threatening Dailey, Turner and a third officer at the scene who did not fire. It wasn’t known if Pollock had a lawyer.

The investigation into the shooting has been turned over to the State Law Enforcement Division, which said in a news release there is dashboard camera video of the incident. That footage has not been released.

Pollock and the two officers are white, according to the police report.

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