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SLED investigating officer-involved fatal shooting in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a fatal shooting that involved a Georgetown County Deputy on Saturday.

The shooting resulted in the death of a 37-year-old woman with alleged mental health issues.

Officials say Georgetown County deputies were sent to Ashcraft Circle in the Litchfield Beach community around 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday after a family member of the woman said she was locked in a bathroom with a knife threatening to hurt herself.

According to officials, Deputies were unable to make contact with anyone at the residence and called the property manager to unlock the door. 

While authorities were clearing the residence, the woman allegedly charged at the deputies with a knife and one of the deputies shot her.

SLED was called to investigate the shooting and the crime scene. Officials say the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.

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