Officer-involved Six Mile shooting report ‘unfounded’

PICKENS — After media reports of a deputy-involved shooting near Six Mile late Monday afternoon, officials worked quickly to dispel the rumors.

[cointent_lockedcontent]Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe issued a statement shortly before 6 p.m. saying no officers had been involved in a shooting, calling the report “unfounded.”

“Deputies were called to a scene where a man had self-inflicted knife wounds earlier this afternoon, but he was not shot with deadly force,” Hashe said.

Hashe said deputies used a stun gun to disarm the man.

The statement was issued in response to a Facebook post from another Pickens County newspaper that indicated a deputy had been involved in a shooting with a suspect who had pulled a knife on police between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. and EMS had responded to the scene.[/cointent_lockedcontent]