Man shot to death in police confrontation in South Carolina

AP News
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 8:32 AM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A man has been shot and killed by police near the South Carolina coast.

Myrtle Beach Police Capt. Joey Crosby said officers were called to a park about 12:30 a.m. Friday to check on a suspicious person.

Crosby said officers saw the man had a gun and one officer fired when the man pointed the gun at them.

The man died at the scene. His name has not been released.

Crosby says the officer has been placed on administrative duty while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates. An agency spokeswoman did not immediately return a message Friday morning.

Neither the race of the man or the officer was immediately available.