Homeowner shot after gun pointed at cop checking panic alarm
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer investigating a panic alarm shot a South Carolina homeowner who opened his door and pointed a gun at the deputy.
Greenville County Sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Flood said one deputy was checking on the panic alert sent from a cellphone at a Simpsonville home around 11:50 p.m. Thursday.
Flood says the deputy knocked or rang the doorbell and the door was jerked open by a man who pointed a gun at the officer.
Flood says the deputy fired and wounded the man, who was conscious and alert as he was taken to the hospital.
Flood told reporters he didn’t know if the homeowner also fired his weapon.
Flood says the deputy is on paid leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates the shooting.