Sheriff's Office No Longer Involved

SLED to investigate shooting

Lee Rogers
February 21, 2019 - 11:31 am

1063 WORD File Photo - Lee Rogers


The Anderson County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Thursday:

Anderson, SC (20 February 2019, 5:30 p.m. EDT) – As the investigation into the recent shooting incident at Whirlaway Circle continues, it has become increasingly evident that many members of the local first-responder community have been greatly impacted by the death of Rodney Gilmer.  This includes many employed by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office that had both a professional and personal relationship with Gilmer.  

Sheriff McBride believes that the Anderson County Detectives previously assigned are completely capable and is unwavering in his confidence of their abilities.  The decision to formally request that the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) assume this investigation was not made lightly or without careful consideration.  The entire case file, including all collected evidence, will be relinquished to SLED and the ACSO will no longer be involved in the investigation.  

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office values its cooperative relationship with SLED and, as always, is appreciative of their constant willingness to assist us whenever called upon.

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