Deputies: Loud music call leads to deputy-involved shooting

The scene of the shooting, (Source: WYFF)
The scene of the shooting, (Source: WYFF)

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating a deputy-involved shooting after an incident early Sunday morning.

Shortly after 12 a.m., deputies were called to a disturbance and loud music call on at 712 6th Street in Conestee.

While deputies were at the scene, they said a crowd of people were gathered around a bonfire. As deputies were talking to people, they said a 33-year-old man retrieved a handgun from a vehicle.

Deputy Jonathan Smith said deputies ordered the man to drop the gun multiple times but he did not.

"He had it in his hands, in his chest area and as he turned towards the deputies he actually started to raise it toward the deputies. He already had been given the verbal commands to drop the weapon at which point he did not comply," said Deputy Smith.

Deputies shot the man several times in the abdominal area. He was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital and is expected to survive. Deputies have not released the man's name.

No one else was injured during the incident.

Both deputies involved in the incident have been placed on administrative duty until the investigation is complete.

Neighbors told WYFF4 there have been loud parties at the home before.

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