SLED charges suspect after deputy-involved shooting in Spartanburg Co.


SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has a Greer man in connection with a deputy-involved shooting in February.

35-year-old Richard Derrick Cline is charged with Pointing and Presenting a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon by a Person Convicted of a Violent Crime.

The deputy-involved shooting happened in the early morning hours of February 18.

According to the report from SLED, deputies arrived at the home on SunnyGlen Drive in Greer for a call about domestic violence with a weapon.

The report says Cline tried to leave in a Chevrolet Impala and was chased briefly to a nearby house.

According to the warrant, Cline pointed a gun at deputies. Cline was then shot in the hand and taken to the hospital.

Cline is also charged with second degree Domestic Violence and Trafficking Cocaine by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, according to jail records.

Cline is being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

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