ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a standoff in South Carolina turned deadly when a deputy shot a man who had barricaded himself inside his home.
Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown tells news outlets that 44-year-old Jeffrey Allen Morris died at a hospital Tuesday.
Sheriff John Skipper says the incident began that afternoon when deputies tried to serve Morris a probation-violation warrant. It's unclear what that violation was.
He says Morris barricaded himself inside his home with a long rifle.
Skipper says deputies set off a flash-bang grenade to try to force Morris out. After that, Skipper says Morris raised his gun at a deputy who shot him.
Skipper said he believes only one deputy fired but cannot say how many shots were fired. He says Morris is not believed to have fired at deputies.