BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a fatal shooting involving a Fripp Island security officer.
According to SLED, at the request of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), two security officers responded to a domestic disturbance call Tuesday night at a Fripp Island home.
Details on the events leading up to the shooting are limited, but officials say a resident reportedly presented a firearm during a confrontation with a security officer.
BCSO deputies also responded. The sheriff’s office says when they arrived, deputies discovered a male shot dead.
His identity has not been released at this time.
SLED says that they are proceeding with their investigation as an officer-involved shooting (OIS), although the security officers are not certified law enforcement officers in South Carolina.
This is considered the 42nd OIS in South Carolina this year; the first involving a security officer.