GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Sheriff’s Workplace on Sunday launched physique digital camera footage and knowledge relating to a deputy-involved taking pictures that occurred in February.
We previously reported the deputy-involved taking pictures occurred Feb. 18, 2021 on Gibson Oaks Drive when deputies have been serving warrants for felony sexual conduct.
In response to new data released in a briefing video from the sheriff’s workplace, deputies have been serving warrants on 39-year-old William Clayton Blackwell for 2nd diploma felony sexual conduct with a minor, third diploma felony sexual conduct, incest, and baby neglect.
Within the video, Greenville County Sheriff’s Workplace Public Data Officer Ryan Flood explains that Blackwell will be seen operating towards the tree line with a magazine-fed rifle.
Deputies took cowl and will be heard in physique digital camera video yelling at Blackwell to drop the gun. Deputies say Blackwell fired a spherical and deputies noticed him take a place along with his rifle.
Regardless of instructions, Blackwell continued to level his rifle at deputies, in line with the sheriff’s workplace.
“Fearing for his or her security, deputies fireplace at Blackwell- finally putting him within the course of,” Flood defined within the video.
A K9 unit was used to safe the scene and first help was rendered to Blackwell till EMS arrived. He was pronounced lifeless on the hospital.
SLED was known as to the scene to analyze and Blackwell’s rifle was taken as proof. No deputies have been injured.
4 out of six deputies fired their weapons, in line with the sheriff’s workplace investigation. All deputies have been cleared at the moment. Returning fireplace was justified underneath Greenville County Sheriff’s Workplace coverage, Sheriff Hobart Lewis says within the video.
SLED, the solicitor’s workplace and the legal professional basic will proceed to analyze.
You can watch the full briefing video here on the Greenville County Sheriff’s Workplace YouTube channel. This consists of physique digital camera footage that some might discover disturbing, viewer discretion is suggested.