Coroner identifies suspect shot by deputy during drug investigation in Greenville Co.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville County Coroner’s Office announced that they’ve identified the suspect killed during a deadly deputy-involved shooting on Tuesday evening.
Sheriff Hobart Lewis said Greenville County’s SWAT team was called to assist the Department of Homeland Security with a narcotics investigation on Carver Street near Old Easley Highway around 3 p.m.
Lewis said the suspect arrived on scene and armed himself before being shot by a Greenville County deputy.
“We know one deputy fired, we don’t know how many rounds yet,” Lewis said.
Aid was rendered to the suspect on scene and he was transported to the hospital with injuries. However, the Greenville County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the suspect passed away shortly after they arrived. The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified him as 36-year-old Justin McCarrell and confirmed that he died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating the shooting, which is the protocol for officer-involved shootings in the state.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is also conducting an internal investigation. Lewis said a critical incident briefing will be released on Dec. 22.
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