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Sheriff: Deputy shoots and kills vehicle thief who had gun

May 22, 2019

INMAN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a deputy shot and killed a man who was stealing a vehicle after the man pulled a gun during a confrontation.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said a homeowner in Inman called 911 and reported a man stuck a gun in his face, then stole the vehicle around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Wright told WSPA-TV the deputy quickly found the vehicle and the man was inside. The sheriff says the man pulled out a gun and the officer fired.

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office said 47-year-old David Marcus Reece died at the scene of the shooting.

Wright says the deputy was not injured.

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Information from: WSPA-TV, http://www.wspa.com

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