Police: Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Horry County was threatening neighbors


HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Horry County Wednesday night.

The shooting happened on Amberwood Court in the Amberfield neighborhood at Dick Pond Road just north of the Socastee swing bridge around 8:35 p.m.

According to SLED, Horry County Police Department officers were responding to a disturbance call when gunfire was exchanged between a man and two officers.

According to police, the man was making threats to hurt several neighbors in the area.

Dispatch told officers the suspect threatened to kill the caller’s husband and she was concerned for their safety, according to the police report. Officers arrived to speak with the neighbors when they were confronted in the street by the suspect armed with a firearm.

The man who was shot died from his injuries, according to SLED. No Horry County officers were injured.

Horry County’s mobile command center was on scene as a resource for investigators.

“Any kind of major incident, we utilize the command bus,” Horry County Spokesperson Kelly Moore said. “It gives folks an opportunity to go inside. They’ve got network connectivity and things like that in there, so it can help aid in their investigation.”

No other information is available at this time. Count on News13 for updates.

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