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SLED releases dashcam video of deadly Greenville Co. deputy-involved shooting

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Scene of fatal officer-involved shooting in Greenville Co. (FOX Carolina/ 11/19/17) Scene of fatal officer-involved shooting in Greenville Co. (FOX Carolina/ 11/19/17)
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Through a Freedom of Information Act Request, FOX Carolina got a look at newly released dash camera video from SLED that shows a high-speed chase that ended with an officer-involved shooting in Greenville County back in mid-November.

The coroner confirmed 27-year-old Jacob McCarty of Landrum died from injuries sustained in that shooting.

VIDEO: SLED releases dashcam footage from deadly Greenville Co. deputy-involved shooting

In a few different angles of the video, there’s a clear shot of deputies trying to box in McCarty’s vehicle. McCarty then squeezed through two deputy’s patrol cars, hitting at least one of them before he spun out and crashed into a store on Cedar Lane Road.

The sheriff said the chase began around 7 p.m. on the night of Nov. 19 in Travelers Rest after officers suspected McCarty was driving under the influence and tried to pull him over. The chase continued into Greenville County, ending close to the Greenville City limit.

Once the chase ended, in the video you can hear negotiations began between a deputy and McCarty.

FOX Carolina does not know the identity of the deputy who spoke to McCarty.

In the first part of the conversation, he said, "Hey bud, bud, look man. Just relax okay, go ahead and put the gun down man, ain't nothing going to happen to you I promise. Get out bud, let's go."

In the video, the officer repeatedly asks McCarty to drop the gun and get out of the car.

“We don't want to hurt ya, I just want to help ya, I want to talk to ya but I can't talk to you when you've got that gun like that, up to your head,” said the deputy.

While inside his vehicle, it appears McCarty kept the gun near his head or neck. Then, he got out of the car and continued keep the gun near his head or neck.

The deputy continued to converse with McCarty.

“Jacob turn around so I can see ya buddy," said a deputy on scene.

The negotiations continued, then deputies used a flash bang. In the video, you can then see the K-9 on scene grab onto McCarty's left arm and he lowers his right arm. All the while, deputies continue to yell “drop the gun.”

The video shows another flash bang go off then seconds later, deputies fired several shots striking McCarty.

In the wake of this video being released, FOX Carolina received the following statement in an email from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office:

"All deputies involved in the incident have been cleared internally, after an investigation conducted by our Office of Professional Responsibility (which is standard on all officer involved shootings).  All of the deputies are back on active duty. As standard on all active, officer involved shootings; it is our policy to refrain from comment until the completion of the investigation in an effort to not taint the case.   We will continue to cooperate and work in concert with SLED and the 13th Circuit Solicitors Office during the course of their investigation."

SLED is still investigating this case. The solicitor’s office told FOX Carolina he had not yet received the file and did not give a comment at this time.

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