BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is investigating a fatal shooting at Buckwalter Parkway and Farm Lake Drive in Bluffton.
According to authorities, on Saturday, the BCSO initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on May River Road near Red Cedar Street near downtown Bluffton.
The vehicle was driven by a suspect, now identified as Anthony Barnhill, 34, of Bluffton. He had an active felony warrant for his arrest, officials said, and when the vehicle failed to stop, the pursuit began.
Deputies had pursued the same suspect Friday, but the chase was terminated, according to the BCSO.
Saturday’s chase ended when Barnhill’s vehicle collided with a tree and fence near the entrance to The Farm community on Buckwalter Parkway.
There was an exchange of gunfire between sheriff’s deputies and Barnhill, who died.
No other information has been released.
The investigation of this event has been turned over to the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division.