BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a suspect by a South Carolina sheriff's deputy (all times local):
A South Carolina sheriff's office has released the name of the deputy who shot and killed an armed suspect.
Aiken County Capt. Eric Abdullah says in a statement that Deputy Sylvester Young fired the shot that killed 43-year-old Joel B. Keenan of New Ellenton on Sunday night.
Abdullah says Young has been with the sheriff's office since December 2014 and is on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
Officers were called to a report of a man with a gun who had threatened to kill a Beech Island homeowner. The incident report says Young ordered the suspect to drop his two guns and fired when the man raised them.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting. SLED spokesman Thom Berry says Keenan was white and Young is black.
A South Carolina sheriff's office says a deputy shot and killed a suspect with a gun who had threatened to kill someone.
Aiken County Sheriff's Capt. Eric Abdullah said in a news release that deputies were called shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday to a gas station about a man with a gun. The man had left when deputies arrived. A short time later, a homeowner in Beech Island called about a man with a handgun who threatened to shoot him.
Deputies found the suspect with a weapon. Abdullah says a deputy shot and killed him.
Coroner Tim Carlton says the suspect was 43-year-old Joel B. Keenan of New Ellenton.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating. SLED spokesman Thom Berry said Keenan was white and the deputy is a black man.