Rock Hill SWAT shoots armed man who barricaded self in home


ROCK HILL, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) — Rock Hill police officers were involved in a SWAT situation Thursday evening.

Around 4:00 p.m. officers were told by neighbors that a man at 515 Hutchinson St. was on his front porch with a gun. 

Upon arrival, officer made contact with the suspect. The man pointed the gun at officers and then fled into the house. The man then barricaded himself in the home.

At this point the Rock Hill PD SWAT Team, negotiators and support personnel responded to the scene, as it had turned into an armed and barricaded incident.

Negotiators made numerous attempts to persuade the suspect to come out without any weapons, but the suspect refused to cooperate with the negotiators and SWAT members forced their way into the home at which time they confronted the suspect.

Two SWAT officers subsequently fired shots, hitting the man, who is described as a 30-year-old white man who police say had a mental health pick up order on him.

SWAT medic‘s immediately began treating the suspect. He was then flown to CMC Main where he is undergoing treatment. The man was still in the hospital Friday afternoon, according to Rock Hill police. 

No Rock Hill Police officers suffered any injuries. Both officers who fired their weapons have been put on administrative duty.

Investigators with the Rock Hill Police are still investigating the incident, and are looking into filing charges against the suspect. 

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was immediately contacted and is conducting an independent investigation. 

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with us for more updates. 

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