Greenville County Sheriff’s Office shoots, kills Landrum suspect

Published 9:53 pm Monday, November 20, 2017

TRAVELERS REST – A Landrum man was shot and killed by at least one Greenville County Officer over the weekend following a car chase that began in Travelers Rest, S.C.

Jacob Paul McCarty, 27, of Elm Ave., Landrum, was killed after being shot multiple times in the torso, according to the Greenville County, S.C. Coroner’s Office.

The shooting occurred after deputies from Travelers Rest began chasing a suspected car with driver under the influence, according to sheriff reports.

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Sheriff Will Lewis said McCarty intentionally hit and disabled deputy’s car during the chase and officers deployed a stop method and McCarty crashed into a building.

Sheriff Lewis reported that McCarty pointed a gun at deputies and began to threaten them.

Lewis said his deputies first attempted to use less than lethal options but the situation escalated and the sheriff’s office deputies were threatened in such a way they had to fire on the suspect.

The chase began around 7 p.m. Sunday and proceeded into an unincorporated area of Greenville County. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was also involved in the chase, according to reports.

Lewis said at least one officer was involved in the shooting. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has requested SLED investigate the shooting.

Jacob Paul McCarty