One person is dead after an officer involved shooting in Greenville. Authorities said the shooting happened near the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center on McGee Street around 3 a.m. Monday.
A Greenville Police announcement states an officer was walking to his car when a man approached him in a threatening manner with what appeared to be a weapon. According to the incident report, a nearby sheriff’s deputy stepped out of his patrol car to help the officer.
The man was later identified as 31-year-old Wesley Swilling, of Mauldin.
According to the report, the officer and the deputy fired when Swilling refused to put down what appeared to be a weapon. The officers said Swilling went down, but got back up and continued to move towards them. The two officers said they fired again, hitting Swilling.
A report from the Greenville County Coroner’s Office states Swilling died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The officer and deputy, whose names were not released, are both on administrative leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates. SLED is required to look into any officer-involved shootings.