Union County residence scene of officer involved shooting investigation.

Union County residence scene of officer involved shooting investigation. 

UNION, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- The Union County Sheriff's Office says SLED is investigating a deputy-involved shooting after they say a man ran at them with a 'sword.' 

The incident was reported just before 7:30 p.m. on November 9 in Jonesville along Lockhart Highway. 

Sheriff Taylor with Union County Sheriff's Office says they arrived at the man's residence to find him with some sort of machete-like weapon. 

When deputies and EMTs encountered the man, Taylor says he came at the officials with the 'sword.' A deputy attempted to taze the man to no avail. 

The Sheriff says his deputy had to fire to stop the man from furthering his approach. 

Thankfully, deputies were not hurt in the shooting, and they are still investigating what led up to the incident. 

The Union County Coroner is investigating, as well as SLED. 

Details remain limited. Stay with FOX Carolina as we learn more. 

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