GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents are investigating after a woman who authorities say fired a gun and then pointed it at Berkeley County deputies was shot and killed by one of the officers.
Local media outlets report the shooting happened outside Goose Creek about 7:30 on Thursday evening.
Berkeley Country spokesman Michael Mule says officers responded to the scene to find a woman randomly firing a gun. He says they tried to take the woman into custody but a deputy fired when she pointed the gun at the officers.
The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, died about 75 minutes later at a hospital.
Authorities have not yet released any other details of the investigation.