A man has died from his injuries after being shot by Myrtle Beach police officers over the weekend, the Horry County Coroner’s Office said Monday.
55-year-old Donald White died at a nearby hospital, according to a release from the office Monday.
The State Law Enforcement Division says it will review police body cameras that recorded the incident around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Myrtle Beach Police say a 911 call reported the man acting strangely at an intersection near the city’s minor league baseball stadium. Officers arriving on the scene said they saw a gun in the man’s hand. They tried communicating with him and and a negotiator was called to the scene.
A Myrtle Beach police spokesman said White “presented his weapon” during the standoff and the officers, fearing for their lives, fired in response. Three officers are on administrative leave while the state investigates, as is typical in any officer-involved shootings.
The shooting was the tenth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina so far in 2016. Last year, 48 such shootings were reported statewide. That was the highest total recorded since SLED began tracking the shootings in 2000.