Deputy needs eye surgery after Thanksgiving shooting
RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a deputy responding to a family fight in South Carolina was shot at and ended up with a shotgun pellet or bullet fragment in the eye.
Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus says the suspect also shot a woman in the house, then died from a self-inflicted gunshot.
Malphrus said his deputies were called to the home near Ridgeland early Thursday morning. He did not give details about the domestic incident.
Malphrus said in a post on Facebook that the deputy is recovering from surgery. He says the woman wounded is at a Savannah, Georgia, hospital, but did not give her condition.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.
Ridgeland is about 30 miles north of Savannah.