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GCSO: Man shot by Greenville Co. deputy after pointing gun at him

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Greenville County Sheriff's investigators are on the scene in Greer. (Feb. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina) Greenville County Sheriff's investigators are on the scene in Greer. (Feb. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Deputies and SLED respond to the Scruggs Circle shooting. (Feb. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies and SLED respond to the Scruggs Circle shooting. (Feb. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Deputies and SLED respond to the Scruggs Circle shooting. (Feb. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies and SLED respond to the Scruggs Circle shooting. (Feb. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies have charged a man accused of pointing a gun at a Greenville County deputy who then shot the man in return, according to the sheriff's office.

Sgt. Jennings Autrey said that around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer was dispatched to a home on Scruggs Circle in Greer. He said that when the uniformed deputy arrived, he made contact with the complainant in the front yard.

The deputy went inside the home and found a man who was pointing a gun at him, according to Autrey. That's when Autrey said the deputy aimed and fired his own weapon at the man, and he hit him at least once.

The man was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Autrey said that the Greenville County Sheriff's Office's Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating internally, and the State Law Enforcement Division was called to investigate, as is standard protocol.

The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues, Autrey said.

Deputies announced on Monday that they charged the man who was shot. Deputy Drew Pinciaro said Jerry Christopher Reynolds, 40, was charged with attempted murder and additional charges were pending.

According to the arrest warrant, Reynolds got a gun from a bedroom at his Scruggs Circle home then came into the den area and pointed it at the deputy he had arrived on scene.

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