GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WPSA) – The suspect is dead following a deputy-involved shooting Wednesday morning in Greenville County.

According to the Greenville County Coroner’s Office, deputies responded at 10 a.m. to the 400 block of Edwards Road in Taylors to serve a warrant for unlawful communication. Sheriff Hobart Lewis said earlier in the morning, deputies received a call from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend was armed with a gun, threatening to harm her, and sent her pictures of the weapon.

“The warrant that was obtained this morning was try to render her some level of safety and detain him,” said Sheriff Lewis. “I think she was going to pursue an order of protection and those things today. Apparently, she was certainly in fear of her life.” 

Once deputies arrived on the scene, they came in contact with an armed suspect and that is when a shooting took place in the parking lot area. Sheriff Lewis said at this time, it’s unknown how many shots were fired. A neighbor, who lives down Edwards Road, said she heard the gunshots.

“I was literally just in bed, trying to get ready for work, and then out of nowhere, as I was about literally to get up, it just kind of sounded almost like a battlefield,” said Kelli Brauilo.

EMS was called to the scene, but the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office has identified the suspect as Terrance Maurice Sligh, 34.

It has been determined at this time that four deputies were involved in the incident and consistent with the sheriff’s office protocol, those deputies will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

SLED has been asked to investigate the shooting.

Details are limited at this time. 7NEWS will update this story as more information becomes available.