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Charleston County Sheriff gives dash-cam video from deputy involved shooting

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Sheriff Al Cannon said Monday afternoon Deputies did what they could Saturday night to avoid lethal force. Deputies responded to Greenhill Rd. on James Island after a call alleged 51-year old Darryl Drayton threatened to kill his sister—when Deputies arrived on the scene it was clear to there was more to the situation.

"He involved in his threats, he was going to kill her and then kill himself." said Cannon.

The Sheriff said Drayton had chances to surrender and because of some comments and suspicion from some witnesses and family members, Cannon said he wanted to release the video to show some of what happened.

The video shows parts of the shooting and Drayton allegedly refusing to give up when told to do so by Deputies. Deputies William Fawcett and Deputy Levi Reiter fired the shots striking Drayton after investigators say he stabbed another in the knee.  It was a third Deputy, Richard Craven who was allegedly stabbed.

Cannon told reporters at Department Headquarters in North Charleston that deputies have visited the Greenhill Road home many times in the past. Officials say Deputies gave Drayton CPR until EMS arrived, he was later pronounced dead by first responders.

"Drayton had threatened to kill, made a couple threats to do so inside the house and outside the house banging on the window and he threatened to kill her that night." said Cannon.

 Drayton has had previous arrests in the past that include resisting arrest and drug possession. Drayton's mental health also being brought into question, the Sheriff said his health will be further investigated during a SLED investigation which could take several weeks to complete.

Meantime as in all officer involved shootings, the Deputies have been put administrative pending the outcome.

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