Man shot to death by Anderson County deputies

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM

WILLIAMSTON, S.C. (AP) -- Anderson County sheriff's deputies say a Williamston man has been shot to death after a standoff with officers.
 
Sheriff John Skipper says the shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. Monday at a home just outside Williamston.
 
Deputies had gone to the home after neighbors called 911 and asked them to check on a man who lived there.
 
Skipper says the deputies went to the home to try to persuade the man not to harm himself. The sheriff says the man had a gun near him and he grabbed it and appeared to be planning to fire at the officers. Two of them shot him.
 
His name has not been released.
 
The officers are on administrative leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates. Their names were not released.
 

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