Authorities identify man fatally shot by police officer

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's office has identified a 63-year-old man who police say was fatally shot by a police officer after the man aimed a gun towards police officers and deputies in North Charleston Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say Cody Adams died shortly before 2 p.m. at MUSC. An autopsy is planned for Friday.

Police say at around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to Twisted Antler Drive in reference to a man in the area discharging a handgun. Once on scene, officers were told by witnesses that the man left his pick up truck and fired a shot from his weapon, then left the area towards Salamander Creek Road.

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A police report states that officers with the North Charleston Police Department and Charleston County Sheriff Office responding to Salamander Creek Lane encountered the man in the driveway of a home on the street.

According to investigators, the man at that time pointed a handgun at officers and a North Charleston Police Department officer fired a single shot striking the subject.

Police say a loaded handgun was recovered at the scene. The male subject was transported to MUSC where he was pronounced dead.

North Charleston police officials say as standard procedure in an officer involved shooting, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is conducting the incident investigation. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave, during the investigation.

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