South Carolina deputy shot in head, expected to recover

GREENVILLE COUNTY, South Carolina (WSPA) –  A deputy was shot in the head while responding to a possible armed robbery call in Taylors and a suspect is now dead, Sheriff Steve Loftis says.

DEPUTY OK

They say the deputy has come out of surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

WHAT HAPPENED

The Greenville County coroner was on the scene after reports of a shooting came in around 1:30 a.m. Thursday at 1900 Boling Road Extention.

That’s at the Spring Grove Apartments.

A neighbor near where the incident happened said she heard a gunshot.

When deputies arrived on the scene they noticed the apartment seemed to be in disarray and proceeded to knock on the door.

Deputies didn’t get a response, so they forced their way inside. Upon entry, deputies saw a man standing with a gun pointed at them.

Man man fired once hitting a deputy in the head.

The other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect, Sheriff says.

CORONER IDENTIFIES SUSPECT KILLED

The Greenville Co. Coroner has identified 55-year-old Charles Edward Rosemond Sr. as the suspect killed by Greenville Co. Deputies.

They report he was pronounced dead at the scene and the cause of death is a gunshot wound to the leg.

SLED was called in to investigate. The other deputies are okay and are placed on administrative duties for a few days.

40-45 deputies responded to the scene and it’s believed to have been an isolated situation, sheriff says.

A SWAT team and the K-9 Unit were there as well.

Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol were on scene earlier but left around 1:30 a.m.

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