Case of man shot, killed by Greenville Co. deputies a homicide, coroner says

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said the death of a man, who was shot and killed during a confrontation with Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputies last month, has been ruled a homicide.

According to Senior Deputy Coroner Kent Dill, Jermaine Massey, 35, of Greenville, died from a gunshot wound to his torso at Greenville Memorial Hospital on March 19.

Deputies said Massey was armed with a knife and was running towards them when they opened fire in front of a home in the Poe Mill Community.

911 calls released weeks after the shooting indicated that Massey called 911 for help, saying he suffered from bi-polar disorder.

Massey was treated by sheriff’s office deputies and Greenville County EMS before he was taken to the hospital.

SLED and the Greenville Count Coroner’s Office is investigating the case.

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