Report released after white deputy shoots black homeowner

Investigators work at the scene of a shooting in Hollywood, S.C., Thursday, May 7, 2015. AP PHOTO/BRUCE SMITH
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities report that a South Carolina sheriff's deputy shouted commands at a black homeowner holding a gun, then fired at the man and wounded him.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office released the report Friday describing how Deputy Keith Tyner and another deputy responded to a report of a home invasion Thursday in the rural community of Hollywood.

The report says deputies saw a gunshot hole in a front window and the back door appeared to be damaged. The confrontation with the homeowner occurred around back when authorities say he homeowner came out of the home with a gun and the officer told him to drop it.

The homeowner was identified as Bryan Heyward. He was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina.

One break-in suspect was later arrested.



 
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