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The Latest: Coroner identifies man killed in shootout with South Carolina sheriff's deputy

4:10 p.m.

Authorities say the man shot to death by a sheriff's deputy in a South Carolina apartment was in his own home when he was killed.

Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said in a news release that 55-year-old Charles Rosemond Sr. died from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Rosemond was in his apartment around 1 a.m. Thursday when deputies knocked on his door while investigating a call from a neighbor about strange noises and a gunshot.

Sheriff Steve Loftis says no one answered, and deputies broke down the door in fear someone inside was hurt. The sheriff says Rosemond fired a shot at officers and a deputy suffered a superficial wound to the head.

Rosemond was black. The names and races of the officers involved have not been released.

The State Law Enforcement Division says it is the 47th time an officer has fired on someone in South Carolina this year, the most in the 15 years records have bene kept.


11 a.m.

Authorities say a man was shot and killed and a deputy suffered a superficial head wound in a shootout in a South Carolina apartment.

Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis said deputies responded to a possible robbery around 1 a.m. Thursday after a woman reported she heard a gunshot next door to her apartment near Greenville.

Loftis says the law officers knocked on the next-door apartment several times, shouting they were deputies, then broke down the door.

The sheriff says a man inside had a gun pointed at the door and fired one shot that hit the deputy. At least one of the three officers fired back, killing the suspect.

The names and races of the people involved have not been released.

Loftis says the deputy should recover from his wound.