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Man shot dead during fight with Anderson Co. deputy, woman charged in chase

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Alexander Chance Partain (file/FOX Carolina) Alexander Chance Partain (file/FOX Carolina)
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Madison Brook Lewis (Courtesy: ACSO) Madison Brook Lewis (Courtesy: ACSO)
IVA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was injured and a suspect was shot during an incident Tuesday.

According to Sheriff John Skipper, a deputy initiated a traffic stop for a suspicious black Honda sedan near Bascomb Drive when the driver accelerated to try to flee. Skipper said a female driver and a male passenger were inside the car.

The male occupant reportedly jumped out of the vehicle as it rounded a curve and took off on foot into a wooded area.

Skipper said the deputy pursued the suspect into the woods where a physical altercation ensued. The deputy received a severe laceration to the head, according to officials. He was transported to the hospital but is expected to be OK.

Skipper said during the incident, one round was fired and the suspect was shot. The Anderson County Coroner's Office was called to the scene where he identified the deceased suspect as 31-year-old Alexander Chance Partain.

The female driver, identified as Madison Brook Lewis, 23, of Iva was taken into custody and charged with failure to stop for blue lights. She is being held in the Anderson County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting, per protocol. SLED stated Wednesday that agents were collecting forensic evidence and conducting interviews.

The shooting is the 38th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2016 and the second involving an Anderson County deputy, SLED reported.

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