Coroner: Man shot multiple times in deadly deputy-involved shooting

Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 10:52 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2022 at 2:40 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville County Coroner’s Office announced that the suspect was shot multiple times in the deadly deputy-involved shooting on Wednesday morning.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the coroner’s office are investigating the shooting that happened on Edwards Road.

According to SLED, deputies responded to an apartment complex in Taylors to serve an arrest warrant to a man for unlawful communication.

The sheriff says a woman also called to report that her ex-boyfriend, the suspect, threatened to harm her and he was armed with a gun.

Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis discusses a deadly exchange of gunfire between deputies and a suspect.

Deputies went to serve the warrant at the apartment, where the sheriff said they believe a relative of the suspect lives.

SLED said deputies attempted to arrest the man who was found in a vehicle in a parking lot outside the apartment complex.

The sheriff said he tried to avoid deputies by driving through the parking lot of the complex.

An exchange of gunfire took place, killing the suspect. The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 34-year-old Terrance Maurice Sligh.

The coroner announced the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.

Sligh’s mother released this statement following her son’s death:

“I am heartbroken at today’s events, but in my grief I am asking for a full, complete and transparent investigation into the events surrounding my son’s death. At the appropriate time I will make a more detailed statement,” said Deborah Roberts.

Terrance Sligh, 34
Terrance Sligh, 34(Family photo)

Four deputies were involved in the incident, but none of them were injured.

SLED is investigating the shooting, as is standard protocol. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said their office of professional standards is also conducting a parallel investigation.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing situation.