South Carolina college officer kills car thief suspect on campus

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 10:18 PM

(Reuters) - A South Carolina college police officer shot and killed a suspected car thief on campus late Monday, triggering a lockdown at the school, police said.

A police spokesman said the officer opened fire after the suspect hit him with a vehicle as he attempted to flee the scene. The officer was not badly hurt.

Another suspect fled on foot and was arrested. The identities of the two suspects was not yet known.

Spartanburg Methodist College, near Greenville in the north of the state, urged students and staff to shelter indoors amid reports of gunshots on school grounds.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Stephen Coates)