Coroner identifies suspect shot by Spartanburg County deputies
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A suspect died after he was shot by Spartanburg County deputies during an incident on Friday night, according to a release from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say that they responded to a report of a woman being assaulted by a man with a machete near Strange Ct. When deputies arrived on scene, they say they saw a woman with visible injuries as well as a male suspect still armed with a machete and a hammer.
The suspect was fatally shot after refusing orders from deputies to put down his weapons, according to the release from the sheriff’s office.
The woman’s injuries appear to be non-life threatening, deputies confirmed. No Spartanburg County deputies were injured during the incident, the sheriff’s office says.
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office identified the suspect as Jimmy Ray Whiteside, 63, of Spartanburg.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) confirmed that agents are investigating the shooting. SLED conducts these investigations whenever the agency involved in the incident requests them. Information gathered during the investigation will be put into a case file report and submitted to prosecutors.
Stay tuned as we work to learn more about this incident.
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