Sunday, October 13, 2013

Charleston County deputies shoot and kill suspect

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a man deputies wanted to question about a disturbance with his sister on James Island has been shot and killed after cutting a deputy with a knife.  

Investigators said 51-year-old Derryl Drayton first swung at deputies after he refused to stop and be questioned around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.  

Charleston County Sheriff's spokesman Maj. Jim Brady says the deputies chased the man, and shot him with a Taser twice to try to get him to stop. Authorities say the man then swung a knife at one of the officers, hitting him in the knee.  

Brady says other deputies then fired their guns at the man, who was killed.  

The name of the suspect and the deputies have not been released. The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting. 

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