Deputies respond to Drake Circle where the shooting happened. (Oct. 14, 2013/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Deputies and state investigators are looking into a fatal shooting involving a deputy in Anderson County.
Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said the shooting happened after deputies responded
to a domestic call at a home on Drake Circle off of Abbeville Highway just after 8 p.m.
Skipper said when deputies entered the home, a man became combative and
grabbed an officer's taser. Skipper said the deputy felt threatened and
shot the suspect.
Deputy Coroner Don McGowan identified the man as Andrew Aldrich, 24.
Aldrich's girlfriend, Marina Wooten, said she was at the home with the couple's 1-year old baby and witnessed what happened. She said the call she made to 911 was a mistake and Aldrich was acting compliant.
Wooten said a deputy shot Aldrich with a taser, and he fell to the ground. She said Aldrich then said "I quit, I quit" before he was shot.
The State Law Enforcement Division was called in to investigate, as is customary in officer-involved shootings.
Stay with FOX Carolina and foxcarolina.com for the latest in this developing story.
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