Authorities in Greenville, SC say a suspect was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers in the parking lot of the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center.
According to police, an officer was walking to his car around 3am Monday when a man approached him in a threatening manner with what appeared to be a weapon. A sheriff’s deputy was in his patrol car, saw what was happening, and stepped out of his car to help out. The officer and deputy tried to get the suspect to drop the object, but he never would. That’s when shots were fired and the man was killed. The object was recovered, but police haven’t said what it is.
The suspect is identified as Wesley Kyle Swilling, 31, or Mauldin. The officer and deputy have been placed on administrative leave while this incident is being investigated.