Armed man killed by Fripp Island security officer, SLED says

Crime & Safety

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.

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