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SLED investigates fatal shooting involving security officer on Fripp Island

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By Patrick Phillips | October 21, 2020 at 9:07 AM EDT - Updated October 21 at 9:07 AM

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a security officer-involved shooting that left one person dead Tuesday night.

Beaufort County deputies say they received a report of a domestic dispute at a Fripp Island home at approximately 10:20 p.m. While deputies were on their way to the scene, Fripp Island Security arrived on the scene and shots were fired, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

The shooting resulted in a man’s death, but the man’s identity has not yet been released by the coroner’s office.

Deputies secured the scene and contacted SLED to investigate the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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