IRMO, S.C. — A man has been shot and wounded by a Lexington County sheriff’s deputy at a home in Irmo.
Sheriff’s Maj. John Allard said officers were called to a home around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sheriff Lewis McCarty said the man visiting the home was suicidal and had just been released from a hospital.
Allard said the details on the shooting were still under investigation. He did not know how many deputies were involved and how many may have fired. He also did not know if the man who was shot was armed. The man was undergoing surgery at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. There was no word on his condition.
No one else was hurt.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.