ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man wanted on domestic violence charges was shot and killed Wednesday night following a short chase in Anderson County.
Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride said investigators had tracked down a suspect wanted on charges of criminal domestic violence and resisting arrest to a home when he sped away in a vehicle.
McBride said deputies chased the suspect around a mile and a half to Queen Anne Lane. He was shot while Anderson County deputies attempted to take him into custody, according to the sheriff.
“As they were approaching the vehicle, a deputy feared for his life and had to engage the suspect,” said McBride.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is now investigating. The agency identified the suspect shot as Brandon Mauldin.
Details from SLED are in line with the sheriff’s comments, though SLED added Mauldin was also wanted on a charge of receiving stolen goods in addition to the two other charges.
No other injuries occurred during the shooting, SLED said.
According to SLED, this marks the 37th shooting involving an officer in the state this year. In 2020, there were a total of 49 — three of which involved the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.