Greenville police shot at suspect 24 times

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Investigators say a man shot to death last month in the parking lot of the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center threatened to kill two officers and showed them a glue gun made to look like a real firearm. 

Authorities said Wednesday that 31-year-old Wesley Swilling of Mauldin threw a baseball at a Greenville police officer around 3 a.m. Jan. 14, then when the officer turned, told him he was going to kill him. 

Investigators say Swilling was holding what looked like a pistol, but ended up being a glue gun wrapped in black tape. 

Authorities say Swilling kept coming at them even after he was shot. The officers fired 24 bullets and seven of them hit the suspect. 

A police review board has determined the shooting was justified.
 

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