Wednesday, March 20, 2013
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting death of a man by an Orangeburg County sheriff's deputy.
Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle says 42-year-old Barry Caldwell of Orangeburg died in the shooting Tuesday afternoon near an elementary school.
Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says one of his officers responded to a harassment call when the shooting occurred.
Residents in the neighborhood say Caldwell had a shovel during the confrontation with the officer.
District 5 school spokesman Greg Carson says Whittaker Elementary School students were held inside when the shooting occurred. Carson says students were released after officers told them the situation was under control.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)