A Greenville man faces attempted murder charges after he attacked deputies with a butcher knife in a Wal-Mart parking lot. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office will charge 37 year old Dunyell Gordon with attempted murder after he threw a knife at a deputy in a Tuesday standoff at the Wal-Mart on Woodruff Road.
Gordon, who was shot three times by a second deputy, used knives that he took from the store’s shelves.
Gordon remains hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. Greenville Sheriff Steve Loftis said officials won’t know why Gordon acted the way he did until after he is released from the hospital.
We don’t know what his reason was. From witness statements, he was walking around in the store waving the knives, saying he was going to die. He said several times to our officers that tried to get him to put the butcher knives down, “I’m going to die today.”
Loftis said he believes it fortunate the situation did not end worse than it could have.
He was walking around the store with two large butcher knives. If he had decided to assault employees or customers, it could have been a much, much worse situation.
SLED is also involved in the investigation.