The man who allegedly fired on Richland County deputies Saturday night is in the hospital in critical condition, after deputies returned fire.
Officers with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home on Faraway Drive at 8 p.m. Saturday, according to Sheriff Leon Lott. They met a woman and two children. The woman told police her father was in the home and she wanted him to leave.
The man refused to cooperate with officers and fired a gun in the house while they were outside, Lott said. Police surrounded the building. After about an hour and a half, the man came out and shot a pistol at deputies, who fired back, wounding him.
He was transported to Palmetto Health Richland for treatment, according to sheriff’s spokesman Curtis Wilson.
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The man’s mother was in the house at the time of the standoff but was unharmed.
The FBI is investigating the shooting.
No other details were released Sunday about the incident, including any identifications or whether the deputies involved are still on the job as the investigation continues.