A man was shot by a Cayce police officer Sunday night during a confrontation in which he pointed a gun at officers, according to authorities.
The shooting happened Sunday night and involved officers with the Cayce Department of Public Safety, SLED announced Monday. Officers were responding to a “shots fired” call at a home when the confrontation happened. The man was taken to a Columbia hospital. His condition was not available Monday.
A neighbor called police after reported hearing gunshots on the 100 block of Tufton Court, according to an incident report provided by the city. Police wrote that they were “familiar” with the home after responding to previous incidents there.
At the front door, police say they encountered a man who pointed a handgun at them.
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“Shots were fired by officers and possibly the subject,” the report states.
City officials declined to provide additional details about the shooting, including the names of the officers involved.
There is dashcam footage of the incident, SLED spokesman Thom Berry said. The State newspaper has asked for a copy. There is no bodycam footage.
Information gathered during the investigation will be submitted to the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office to determine what charges, if any, are appropriate.
This is the fourth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year, according to SLED. There were 41 officer-involved shootings in the state last year, none of which involved Cayce officers.
Two Cayce officers were injured in a shootout with a suspect at an apartment complex in November 2015.