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Man with knife shot by Lexington County deputies, according to LCSD report

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies shot a man, Friday morning, who was holding a knife.

According to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department report, the incident occurred around 10 a.m. at a home on Old Barnwell Road, between Micala Drive and Savannah Woods, when deputies were executing a search warrant on the house.

A man with a knife advanced toward deputies, according to the LCSD. The man refused to comply to orders to drop the weapon and he was shot in the upper body.

Deputies rendered first aid to the man while they waited for EMS personnel. The man was then transported to an area hospital.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department had blocked off the area surrounding the incident, but those roads have now reopened.

SLED was called in to investigate, which is standard procedure and policy for Lexington County if there’s a shooting involving one of their officers.