This happened this morning, on my road, only 3 land parcels down from where I live:
In Officer-Related Shooting
The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Aiken on Monday morning in which one person was killed.
The victim has been identified as 52-year-old Deborah A. McCollum, according to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.
The incident occurred at 10:19 a.m. when deputies responded to a call regarding someone threatening suicide at a home on the 2400 block of Andrews
Circle, according to a press release from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. The release stated that McCollum confronted police at the front door
brandishing a handgun. One of the responding deputies discharged his weapon and struck her.
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This morning, about 10 minutes after 10 AM, I and my wife heard a siren, which went down our road. This is very unusual because we live out in the
country, and it's mostly nice and quiet here.
About 10 minutes after that, we heard a gun shot.
We didn't put 2 and 2 together, because out here, we hear gun shots all the time. Sometimes, I'm the one making the gun shots with various rifles we
have here (target practice).
About an hour later, we get a call from a friend who just heard on the news that a county deputy had shot and killed someone on our road, and were
worried about us (I was like, Why? I don't shoot at police for goodness sakes!).
I didn't know this woman well, only where she lives as I have driven past her home many times. I can tell you her husband passed away a few months
before my father did back in March, 2012.
Deputies have never come out to her house before. It's a white single wide trailer, close to the road. Yard is wide open (not a lot of
I can understand a person brandishing a gun at the police. I certainly understand if they are being shot at. And I think I had heard that she was
having drinking and drug problems since her husband passed.
Still......I was quite shocked to hear this. I'm having a hard time believing that woman posed a danger to the deputies. Already, before this
article, my friend on the phone told me that the woman was not brandishing a gun, but was half way in and out her door......