Coroner identifies man killed in shootout following chase in Pickens Co.

FOX Carolina's Myra Ruiz has the details.
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 10:54 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2023 at 9:49 AM EDT
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PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Pickens County Coroner’s Office announced that at least one person is dead following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night.

Officials from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said the incident began when a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop a vehicle along Pace Bridge Road at around 10:00 p.m. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, the deputy was trying to stop the driver for an inoperable headlight. However, the driver refused to stop and led the trooper on a chase, which ended with the diver crashing into an embankment. They added that the chase began in Greenville County and ended in Pickens County.

SLED officials stated that following the crash, the driver exchanged gunfire with the trooper and was shot. The suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Brian Dustin Shumway of Marietta, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials confirmed that no other injuries were reported following the incident.

State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) officials also responded to the scene to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

This is all the information we have at this time.

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