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