Police: SC officer shoots, kills suspect who cut deputy

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Posted: May 21, 2015 1:08 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who tried to cut a sheriff's deputy when officers were serving a warrant has been shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says four North Charleston officers and two deputies tried to serve a burglary warrant on 43-year-old James Anthony Cooper about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

A report says the suspect's wife answered the door saying Cooper was upstairs and when officers approached him, he charged them with a knife or sharp object.

According to police, a deputy suffered a minor cut on his cheek and thumb, and the officer shot Cooper in the abdomen.

Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten says Cooper died about midnight at the Medical University of South Carolina. The name of the officer involved wasn't immediately released.