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Deputy needs eye surgery after Thanksgiving shooting

November 22, 2018

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.

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