Suspect shoots himself, deputies say

When Darlington County sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest a man Friday, he shot himself, officials said.

The unnamed suspect was hospitalized; his condition was not immediately known.

The incident happened at a Freeman Street residence Friday morning, according to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office. In a statement, the Sheriff’s Office said deputies were there to arrest the man on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in Marion County.

The Sheriff’s Office said the suspect “shot himself with a handgun out of view of the deputies.”

Author: Rachel Howell

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