IRMO, S.C. — Lexington County officials say two of their officers have shot and killed a man who was attacking a family member in Irmo.
Sheriff’s spokesman Adam Myrick said in a statement that officers were called to a home shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.
Myrick says officers saw the man attacking a family member with a knife and both deputies fired.
Coroner Margaret Fisher said the man was 56-year-old Timothy A. Milliken. Fisher said an autopsy showed Milliken died from gunshot wounds to the chest.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting. Both deputies have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
It’s the third shooting death by police officers in the state in the past week. The others have been in Horry and Pickens counties.