A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting as deputies attempted to serve a search warrant inside a home in Boiling Springs, S.C., on Thursday morning, according to the Spartanburg Herald Journal.
The newspaper identified the man as 28-year-old Phillip Michael Burgess, of 477 Belcher Road.
Boiling Springs is about 75 miles southwest of Charlotte.
A Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office spokesman told the newspaper that narcotics officers went to the home on Belcher Road to serve a search warrant shortly before 10 a.m. Burgess “became belligerent,” the spokesman said, and the officers called for backup. Two traffic officers responded and Burgess, who was still agitated, grabbed a gun from above his refrigerator and pointed it at the traffic deputies.
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Two officers fired their guns, killing Burgess. The officers have been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. Both the officers and the suspect are white.