A deputy sheriff in a northern South Carolina space was shot lifeless within the line of responsibility Tuesday, officers mentioned.
Rusty Clevenger, a Spartanburg County coroner, mentioned Austin Deputy Derek Aldridge, 25, died at about 9:30 p.m., in line with WYFF.
Chuck Wright, Spartanburg County Sheriff, mentioned throughout a information convention that the three-year veteran of the mayor’s workplace was ambushed.
“He was a really good guy,” Wright mentioned, whereas grappling together with his emotions.
At about 3:20 p.m., Aldridge was answering a home violence name, the mayor’s workplace spokesman Lt. Kevin Bobo mentioned in a press launch.
Aldrigde was shot as he approached a home on Chaffee Avenue, in line with Bobo.
Whereas neighbors gave different MPs an outline of the shooter and his automotive, one other deputy found the automotive and tried to cease the visitors, Bobo mentioned. WHNS reported that the shooter was later recognized as Duane Heard.
At first, Heard acted as if he was about to give up, however then shot that deputy, who responded with hearth, in line with Bobo. Heard continued driving till he crashed the automotive close to the Keurig Dr. Pepper, about 4 miles from the place Aldridge was shot, bumped into the woods after capturing different deputies, Bobo mentioned.
A SWAT staff and sniffer canines have been known as to the scene and located Heard within the woods the place he was arrested, in line with Bobo.
Wright mentioned that in a shootout with the deputies, Heard was hit by two bullets, and was discovered on the bottom close to a rifle.
No different lawmakers have been injured within the second and third shootout with Heard, Bobo mentioned, and no additional accidents have been reported.
Wright mentioned Heard was taken to an space hospital, the place he stayed Tuesday evening. No different info on his situation was out there, however Wright mentioned Heard “will make it happen.”
Bobo mentioned the mayor’s workplace has requested the South Carolina Division of Regulation Enforcement to analyze the capturing.
No different individuals concerned within the home incident have been reported.