Police: Deputy kills S.C. gunman
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.