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State agents: Man killed in shootout with police in SC

April 23, 2020 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — One person has been killed in a shootout with police officers in South Carolina, authorities said.

The shooting happened Wednesday evening in Florence and the man killed and at least one Florence Police officer fired at each other, the State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement.

No officers were injured, state agents said.

Four officers were in the area when the shooting happened, Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WPDE-TV.

They are all on paid leave and will be given counseling, Heidler said.

Elmer L. Mack, 40, was killed in the shooting, Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said.

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Neither SLED or authorities in Florence released any additional information on the officers, the man killed or what led to the shooting.