Man killed by deputies at Greenville motel identified
Deputies and police are parked along Laurens Road after a shooting at a nearby motel. (Aug. 13, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
The man who investigators said was killed after he shot a deputy during a struggle at a Greenville motel Monday afternoon has been identified.
The shooting happened about 1 p.m. at the Red Roof Inn at 2801 Laurens Rd.
According to Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis, three deputies were called to the motel after someone reported an attempted rape. He said that while deputies were questioning a man at the scene, identified as 26-year-old Anthony Lamboy, a struggle ensued.
Loftis said that during the struggle, Lamboy got his finger on the trigger of a deputy's gun. He said the gun fired, wounding the deputy in his upper leg. He said the other two deputies then shot Lamboy, who died.
A woman who was staying at the motel told FOX Carolina that she saw deputies use a Taser on Lamboy, who was very combative. She said she then heard about six shots before she took cover in her room.
The deputy was taken to an area hospital, where he was expected to recover from his injuries, Loftis said. He said one of the other deputies at the scene used a tourniquet to control the wounded deputy's bleeding, which likely saved his life.
Loftis did not identify the deputy who was wounded, but said he has been with the sheriff's office for several years.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure in a deputy-involved shooting.
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