Deputies shoot, kill armed woman

From Staff Reports

Darlington County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a woman armed with a knife late Sunday, officials said Monday.

Sheriff’s Lt. Robby Kilgo said in a news release that deputies were called to a home in Darlington late Sunday to check a report of a person “actively inflicting bodily harm.”

Kilgo said a person with a large, serrated knife confronted them. Kilgo said deputies shot the person, whose gender was not immediately released.

Sheriff Tony Chavis asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate, as is routine in an officer-involved shooting. SLED spokesman Thom Berry told The Associated Press the armed person was a woman, and that she has died.

Berry told the AP that two officers were involved. He told the AP the woman was white, as are the officers.

Author: Rachel Howell

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