The Last: S. Carolina sheriff says officers were ambushed

HARDEEVILLE, S. C. – The Latest on a South Carolina police shooting (all times are local):

1:10 pm

Authorities say a man shot and killed by police in South Carolina had fired a gun at his mother and assaulted two officers, shooting at them as they came into a bedroom to investigate.

Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus said at a Friday press conference that the 26-year-old Jose Trejo was known to the police are faced with domestic violence, and drug costs for.

Malphrus said Jasper County deputy Justin Smith was a shot in the shoulder and hand, while Hardeeville police Sgt. Kelvin Grant was injured in the pit Thursday evening in the house in the near Hardeeville, about 15 miles north of Savannah, Georgia. The sheriff says both men surgery Friday.

Malphrus says the researchers don’t know why Trejo lap of his mother. The bullet missed, but she was burned on the face by the exploding gunpowder.


10:50 pm

South Carolina state police are investigating a shooting that a dead man and two agents wounded.

Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus says the officers were responding to a report of a man shooting a woman, Thursday night, when a man came out of the house in Hardeeville, shoot with his gun. The officers returned fire, killing the Spanish man, whose name has not been released.

Malphrus says Deputy Justin Smith was a shot in the shoulder and hand. Hardeeville police Sgt. Kelvin Grant was wounded in the armpit. Both were treated at a Savannah, Georgia, hospital.

Smith has been with the department for two years; Grant since 2010.

State law Enforcement Division spokesman Thomas Berry says Smith is white and Grant is black.

State police are investigating the most officer involved shootings in South Carolina.

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