Officer Involved Shooting

Ft Inn officer shoots suspect

April 17, 2019 - 8:47 am

SLED is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting just after 10AM Tuesday morning between SC 418 and Main Street in Fountain Inn.  

A Fountain Inn police officer pulled over a vehicle after its license plate came back listed as stolen.  

When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver got out and reportedly got into a scuffle with the officer.  

The driver then got into the vehicle, initially pulled forward, then backed up into another Fountain Inn police cruiser that was arriving at the scene. 

The vehicle then drove forward again, dragging the first officer. That's when the officer shot the suspect. 

The suspect's vehicle stopped after hitting a fence. 

Both officers sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital. The suspect was also taken to the hospital, where he later died.

The Greenville County Coroner identified the suspect as Chadwick Dale Martin Jr., 24, of Holland Street in Fountain Inn. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.

SLED, the Fountain Inn Police Department and the Greenville County Coroner's Office are investigating.

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