GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Coroner’s Office confirmed that a man died after an incident involving Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputies off Long Forest Drive Saturday.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were looking for a suspect who had outstanding warrants near Long Forest Drive in Greenville Saturday night. They located the suspect in the nearby woods, and an altercation occurred between deputies and the suspect.
According to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans, Greenville County deputies were trying to serve a warrant on Michael Joseph Culbertson, 26, when shots were fired.
Culbertson reportedly pulled a weapon on a deputy and the deputy shot Culbertson.
He was later pronounced dead at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.
No deputies were injured in the incident.
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, July 13. This case remains under investigation by SLED and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.
On Monday, sheriff’s office officials said the five deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave.