One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting on the Spartanburg Methodist College campus Monday night.
The campus was placed on lockdown Monday evening. Police shut down traffic around the campus, and students were urged to stay in their dorms.
Thom Berry, public information officer with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, said the State Law Enforcement Division received a call around 10 p.m with reports of an incident involving a Spartanburg Methodist College campus officer.
The officer was dispatched to investigate a possible vehicle break in still in progress, Berry said. When the officer arrived, Berry said the two suspects were in the vehicle, and he tried to detain them.
Berry said the suspects tried to flee from the scene in the vehicle and struck the officer. “The officer fired into the vehicle,” Berry said. “One suspect is dead, and the other escaped but was captured a short time later.”
Berry said the officer was treated at the scene and wasn’t seriously injured.
SLED agents and crime scene officials were on the scene around 11 p.m., Berry said, and additional personnel was on the way.
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office had been called to the scene.