Deputies won’t be charged in Darlington man’s death
Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers won’t prosecute the Darlington County sheriff’s deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a man in April, according to reports.
Kenneth Brian Turner, 37, of Darlington was killed in a confrontation with deputies April 14 off McIver Road. “Based on a review of the Investigative file in [the] above case, it is my opinion there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution in this case,” Rogers said in a letter to SLED, according to reports.
SLED’s investigation found that the incident began when deputies went to a home in Darlington County after getting a report of a stolen motorcycle left at the home. Deputies traced the motorcycle to Turner and later found him walking along a road. When deputies approached him, Turner pulled a sawed-off shotgun from a bag, kept on walking and pointing the gun at himself, according to reports. He refused orders to drop the weapon and kept walking, finally pointing the gun at deputies; three officers then fired, hitting Turner multiple times.