SLED Now Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting


By Crandall Sims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- SLED is now investigating a deadly, officer-involved shooting in West Columbia.

SLED spokesperson Thom Berry confirmed to ABC Columbia News Wednesday that the agency is investigating and it's standard.

According to the West Columbia Police Department just after 11:00 p.m. Monday, officers responded to Sunset Boulevard to a report of a man threatening someone with a gun.

When they arrived, they say, 48 year old Eliakim Shabazz pulled a gun from his waistband. He was shot and killed by the responding officer on Leaphart Street.

Police say Shabazz had a long history of weapon, drug and assault charges.

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