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Police: 1 killed in shooting at law enforcement center

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Deputies and police officers investigate a fatal shooting in the back parking lot of the Greenville Co. Law Enforcement Center. (Jan. 14, 2013/FOX Carolina) Deputies and police officers investigate a fatal shooting in the back parking lot of the Greenville Co. Law Enforcement Center. (Jan. 14, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Deputies and police officers investigate a fatal shooting in the back parking lot of the Greenville Co. Law Enforcement Center. (Jan. 14, 2013/FOX Carolina) Deputies and police officers investigate a fatal shooting in the back parking lot of the Greenville Co. Law Enforcement Center. (Jan. 14, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Both the Greenville Police Department and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the back parking lot of the law enforcement center early Monday morning, according to officials.

Greenville County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jonathan Smith said a Greenville police officer was approached by a man who appeared to be armed with a weapon and felt threatened, calling over a deputy who was working on paperwork in his patrol vehicle outside of the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center about 3 a.m.

When the deputy and officer ordered the man to drop the weapon, he refused and continued to approach them, prompting the officers to fire shots, Smith said. Smith said they hit the man at least once, knocking him to the ground but he got back up and continued to approach the officers in a threatening manner. Smith said they took cover behind a car and fired more shots, eventually hitting and killing the man.

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Smith did not say whether the police officer or deputy fired the fatal shot. The police officers is on administrative leave and the deputy is on administrative duty pending the outcome of both departments' internal investigations, which is standard protocol.

Officials have not said how the man got into the parking lot. They did say they have surveillance video of the area, which will be reviewed. State Law Enforcement Division agents were also brought in from Columbia to investigate.

The Greenville County Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler identified the man as Wesley Kyle Swilling, 31, of Mauldin. He said Swilling was shot multiple times, including taking a bullet to the chest. The deputy and officer involved were not injured, Smith said.

Drivers headed into downtown Greenville on north Interstate 385 should expect some delays as officers had some lanes blocked as part of their investigation area.

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