Family of man shot by Greenville Co. deputies wants names released

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – The family of a man shot by Greenville Co. deputies held a news conference Friday.

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’s family is urging that the names of the officers that shot Massey be released so their disciplinary files can be examined.

They are also calling on the FBI to investigate.

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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