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SLED issues multiple charges against man shot by Anderson Co. deputy

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Scene of shooting on Brown Road (FOX Carolina/ 6/7/17) Scene of shooting on Brown Road (FOX Carolina/ 6/7/17)
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Jonathan Simpson (Courtesy: ACSO) Jonathan Simpson (Courtesy: ACSO)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has filed multiple charges against a man who was shot by an Anderson County deputy responding to a burglary call on Wednesday.

Sheriff Chad McBride said the shooting happened on Brown Road on June 7. McBride said deputies were responding to a home after a woman called 911 and reported a man was in her living room with a gun.

A deputy saw the suspect enter a car and gave the man orders to exit the vehicle, but McBride said the man did not comply. Instead, McBride said the man brandished his weapon and the deputy opened fire.

"A lot of times, this is what we have to engage with and deal with on the street," McBride said. "I think our officer did what she was trained to do."

The suspect was shot in the stomach. 

"I talked to the suspect personally," McBride said after the incident. "Just asked him, what's going on? What in the world is he thinking? And he just, he basically said he was sorry he made her do it."

McBride said the deputy was not hurt.

SLED on Friday identified the suspect as Jonathan Glenn Simpson, age 55, of Barnwell.

SLED said Simpson was charged with burglary first degree, pointing and presenting a firearm, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

If convicted of all charges, Simpson could face a minimum of 25 years in prison.

The shooting was the 24th involving a law enforcement officer in 2017 and the second involving the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

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