GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A wanted suspect was shot and killed by deputies serving a warrant Wednesday afternoon in Greenville County.
According to Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis, a warrant task force consisting of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals responded to a home at 85 Montague Road around 5 p.m.
Sheriff Lewis said the suspect was found hiding in the home and pulled out a gun during a struggle with deputies. The suspect was shot and killed.
No deputies were hurt in the shooting.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 40-year-old Earl Fitzgerald Hunter of Laurens.
Sheriff Lewis said the suspect was facing “very serious charges.”
Hunter was wanted in connection to a Roebuck shooting in 2020. Greenville County deputies were serving a warrant on behalf of Spartanburg, according to Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting is being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.