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Active shooter dead after firing on deputy near Charleston, SC cops say

A sheriff's vehicle was hit with gunfire in an active shooter situation that resulted in the death of the suspect. (Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)
February 26, 2019

South Carolina law enforcement officers responded to an active shooter situation that resulted in the death of the suspect, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office said shots were fired at a deputy in Huger, according to the tweet. Huger is about 30 miles away from Charleston.

“All deputies are okay,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.

Sheriff Duane Lewis said the suspect was fatally shot by law enforcement after he opened fire on deputies, WCIV-TV reported.

Neighbors in the residential area said the shooting was originally an argument between neighbors, according to WCIV.

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There is no word if anyone other than the suspect was injured or killed in the shooting.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Pleasant Police Department and SWAT were on scene with Berkeley County deputies, WCSC-TV reported.

Berkeley County school officials said students on a bus leaving Philip Simmons High School were brought back to the school because of shooting, according to WCIV.

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© 2019 The State (Columbia, S.C.)

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