KINGSTREE, S.C. -- State agents are investigating after a 31-year-old man was shot to death by a Kingstree police officer.

Authorities said Alton Reaves was waving a gun near people Friday afternoon and didn't put down the weapon when an officer arrived.

Investigators say the officer feared for the safety of others and shot Reaves. The officer's name has not been released.

The officer was put on administrative leave as the State Law Enforcement Division investigates the shooting.