Suspect killed after deputy-involved shooting in Florence County, SLED investigating

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 2:29 PM EST
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FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A suspect was killed after a deputy-involved shooting in Florence County on Wednesday.

Florence County Sheriff TJ Joye said there was a deputy-involved shooting at the Southern Pines mobile home park off Howe Springs Road.

Maj. Mike Nunn, also with the sheriff’s office, later said the officer wasn’t hurt.

Later in the afternoon, Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken told WMBF News he was called to the scene and confirmed the suspect had been shot and killed.

WMBF News Reporter Madison Martin was at the scene Wednesday evening and saw a vehicle that appeared to have crashed into a fence.

She also spoke with someone in the area who claimed to be the suspect’s cousin but asked not to be identified.

“Maybe he was walking to the store? I just don’t know because someone just got killed recently out here,” the cousin said. “And I just don’t understand. Why, why him? What did he do?”

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating. No further information is available at this time.

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