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SLED investigating deadly shooting involving West Columbia officer

Authorities say the suspect has been identified as Eliakim Tipan Shabazz, 48, of Cayce.

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - State Law Enforcement Division agents are investigating a deadly shooting involving a West Columbia police officer.

Officers say they received a call about a man threatening someone with a gun around 11:17 p.m. Monday. When they located the suspect near Leaphart Street, the man pulled a gun from his waistband. He was shot and killed by a responding officer.

Authorities say the suspect has been identified as Eliakim Tipan Shabazz, 48, of Cayce. He had a history of weapon, drug, assault and resisting arrest charges.

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