An Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot a burglary suspect after he pointed a gun at her Wednesday night near a duplex on Brown Road, Sheriff Chad McBride said.
The wounded suspect, a male in his mid-50s, was taken by ambulance to AnMed Health Center in Anderson.
“It looks like it is a survivable wound,” McBride said.
The South Carolina Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting, which happened shortly after 7 p.m., McBride said. Brown Road was closed at Kings Road for several hours while the shooting was investigated.
Deputies were called after a woman saw a man in her home, McBride said.
The woman ran out of the duplex and was confronted by the same man in the front yard, McBride said. The man pointed a gun at the woman before getting into a van.
McBride said a female deputy ordered the man to get out of the van.
The man then pointed the gun at the deputy, McBride said. The deputy fired multiple shots into the van, McBride said.
“She did what she was trained to do,” the sheriff said.
Investigators have found the man’s gun, McBride said. McBride did not identify the deputy who shot the man.
McBride said he spoke to the man in the ambulance.
“He said he was sorry that he made her do it,” he said.