The death of a man who was shot and killed by officers in the parking lot of the Greenville Law Enforcement Center has been ruled a suicide.
Investigators said 31-year-old Wesley Swilling, of Mauldin; drove to the Law Enforcement Center and parked in a restricted parking lot on January 14. He was holding a glue gun modified to look like a real weapon as he threatened and continued to move toward a Greenville County deputy and a Greenville Police officer. The officers said they fired at Swilling after he repeatedly ignored their orders to stop. The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said Swilling died as a result of a seven gunshot wounds to his torso and ruled the death a suicide.
13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins has previously said a State Law Enforcement Division investigation no evidence to support any criminal charges against the sheriff’s deputy or the Greenville police officer who shot and killed Swilling.
Attorneys representing Swilling’s family said they are still considering filing a lawsuit, but have not made a final decision.