Authorities say a Greenville County deputy shot in the head last week is suffering from complications from his wound.
Sheriff Steve Loftis said after the shooting last Thursday that deputy Dave Dempsey suffered a superficial head wound. But a statement from the sheriff’s office Tuesday says doctors later determined the bullet fractured his skull.
Authorities say Dempsey needed surgery to remove part of his skull because his brain was swelling. The sheriff’s office says he remains in critical condition but his family is optimistic he will recover.
Dempsey was shot in the head by a man inside his apartment after deputies kicked in the door when the man didn’t answer a welfare check.
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Other officers returned fire, killing Charles Rosemond Sr.
Dempsey has been an officer for nearly 31 years.
The Associated Press