South Carolina deputy shot responding to domestic call


11:20 a.m. Update — The suspect has been identified as Mark Louis Cote, 70, of Lexington County, according to the report.

The suspect has no physical injuries but was taken to a local hospital for precautionary measures, the report says.

This is an ongoing investigation being performed by SLED.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a South Carolina deputy was shot while responding to a domestic call between a husband and wife Saturday.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department says the husband barricaded himself inside the home and was taken into custody early Sunday.

The wounded deputy was treated at a hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper body and has returned home.

The sheriff’s department did not identify the suspected shooter.

A spokesperson says the wife involved in the domestic complaint is safe after she went to a neighbor’s home and called 911.


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