South Carolina deputy shoots man with an assault rifle

HARDEEVILLE, S. C. – Authorities say a deputy in South Carolina trying to pull about four men in an SUV with guns shots after one of the men pointed a gun at him.

Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus told the media that the man with the gun did not fire back and no one seemed to be wounded in the shooting around 1:30 p.m., Monday in the area of Hardeeville.

Malphrus says the driver of the SUV also rammed the deputy’s car as the officer tried to pull the men over.

Malphrus says the one man stayed by the SUV, a second was caught a short time later. He did not release their names or they are faced with costs.

The sheriff says deputies are looking for the other two men, who ran away.

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