Chief: Upstate officer shoots pregnant woman who tried to run him over

Source: WYFF
Source: WYFF

WOODRUFF, S.C. (WYFF) - A pregnant woman was shot and killed by an officer following a traffic stop, according to the police chief.

The shooting happened on Jamies Creek Drive in Woodruff at 1:40 p.m. Thursday.

According to an incident report released by Woodruff Police Chief Darrell Dawkins, after an officer made a traffic stop, a man who was in the car ran away and the officer chased him. Dawkins said while the officer was chasing the man, the woman who was driving the car tried run down the officer and the officer "reacted."

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger confirmed that the woman, identified as Lacey Denise Lamb, 28, died from a gunshot wound.

Lamb was pregnant and the baby did not survive, according to Spartanburg Coroner Randy Bogan,.

State Law Enforcement Division officials at the scene said the officer was not injured.

Spartanburg County deputies said they helped Woodruff police track down the man involved and arrested him. Deputies have not said what he is charged with.

The incident is being investigated by SLED, Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office. Officials are expected to release more details surrounding the circumstances of the case.

An autopsy will be performed Friday

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