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Man with knife shot and killed by Lexington County Deputies

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has issued a statement on an officer-involved shooting. Sheriff's Department accepting applications for Citizens Academy.

At approximately 4:45 (Monday) afternoon, two of our officers responded to a call in the 100 block of East Selwood Lane. The deputies arrived to find a man attacking a family member with a knife. Fearing for the life of the family member, both officers discharged their service weapon, fatally striking the subject.

As is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings, SLED is investigating this incident. Both deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of that investigation.