Po­lice: Deputy kills S.C. gun­man

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — A po­lice call that be­gan with a com­plaint about a pos­si­ble poi­son­ing ended with a sher­iff’s deputy fa­tally shoot­ing a man in South Carolina early Sun­day, au­thor­i­ties said.

A state­ment from the Greenville County sher­iff’s of­fice said a man called 911 about 1:30 a.m. Sun­day claim­ing he was be­ing poi­soned. Deputies ar­riv­ing at a home heard a man in­side claim­ing to have a gun and then a gun­shot.

A man came out­side and be­gan shoot­ing and point­ing the gun at of­fi­cers, the state­ment said. At least one deputy re­turned fire, killing a man iden­ti­fied by the coro­ner as Wil­lie Jer­maine Robin­son, 34, of Greenville.

Deputies found a woman in­side the house who had been shot by the man, au­thor­i­ties said. The woman’s in­juries were not be­lieved to be life-threat­en­ing.

The sher­iff’s of­fice did not iden­tify the of­fi­cers in­volved in the shoot­ing.

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