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Darlington County deputies fatally shoot woman who had a knife

December 17, 2018

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a woman late Sunday night when she met the deputies with a knife.

The incident occurred at a residence on Edna Street, where deputies were dispatched “due to an individual actively inflicting bodily harm,” Darlington County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Robby Kilgo wrote in a news release.

As deputies attempted to enter the residence, the individual met them with a large serrated knife, according to the release.

“Deputies did shoot the individual,” Kilgo wrote.

The person was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate. SLED spokesman Thom Berry says the armed person was a woman, and he says that she has died.

Two officers were involved, Berry said. He said the woman was white, as are the officers.

Their names have not been released.

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