SLED probes woman’s death in incident with deputies

From Staff Reports

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death of a woman shot by Darlington County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday near the McBee area.

Kimberly Norris, whose age and address remained unclear as of press time, died after being shot in an incident in which officials say she exchanged gunfire with deputies on Clyde School Road.

Officials said the incident began Saturday morning when Norris began walking erratically on Clyde School Road, then pulled a gun on a driver and ordered him out of the vehicle. The driver called 911 for help.

When deputies arrived, officials told local news media, there was an exchange of gunfire between them and Norris. She was hit and later died, officials said.

Early reports said Norris had called 911 at some point before the incident and told dispatchers that her father had been shot. That was not true, officials said.

SLED routinely investigates officer-involved shootings. It remained unclear how many times Norris had been hit, and which deputy or deputies fired the fatal shot or shots.

Author: Rachel Howell

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