Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division continue their investigation of an incident Tuesday evening in which one man was killed in a confrontation with officers from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.
SLED conducts law enforcement officer involved shooting investigations at the request of the agency involved in the incident. These independent investigations follow SLED’s guidance in conducting interviews along with the gathering and analysis of forensic evidence. Interviews are being conducted with the responding officers and others. There is dash camera video of the incident.
Information gathered in the SLED investigation of the incident will be summarized in a case file report to be submitted to prosecutors.
This is an ongoing investigation. No other information about the case will be disclosed by SLED at this time. SLED will defer to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office for any information about their officers.
The incident in Georgetown County was the 45th officer involved shooting in South Carolina in 2019 and the second this year involving the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. In 2018, there were 43 officer involved shootings in South Carolina; none involved the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.