CAYCE, S.C. (AP) – Police in South Carolina say a man who fired on officers who were trying to arrest him on drug-related charges has been shot and killed by the officers in Cayce, just west of Columbia.
Cayce city spokeswoman Ashley Hunter says the confrontation occurred around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
One officer was shot and wounded and the other officer was hurt in the struggle. Hunter says both officers were taken to a local hospital and are expected to fully recover.
The names of those involved have not been released.
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The State Law enforcement Division is investigating the shooting, the 45th time this year that officers have fired their weapons at a suspect in South Carolina.
There were 42 shootings involving police in South Carolina last year.