Suspect in custody after shots fired during eviction in Spartanburg Co.

Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 10:03 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2023 at 5:59 PM EDT
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COWPENS, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said a standoff was underway Thursday morning after a suspect barricaded himself in a home.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the 130 block of Santee Street in Cowpens in reference to an eviction where shots were fired.

Deputies said civil units were conducting an eviction on the suspect and “everything seemed to be going smoothly”. The suspect said he needed to go inside the home and get his cellphone.

Once inside, units said they heard shots being fired. Units sought cover and backup units began responding.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the home and SWAT and negotiators were called to the scene.

Around 11 a.m., the suspect was taken into custody and is being transported to the hospital.

The condition of the suspect is uncertain but all Sheriff’s Office personnel are uninjured.

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