Bodycam Shows Shootout Between Greenville Co. Deputies And Suspect in Greer, South Carolina

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Greer, South Carolina — The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released body camera video following an officer-involved shooting resulting in the death of a man in Greer. On february 18th at around 5:00 p.m deputies working within a specialized warrants unit within the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office arrived at 11 Gibson Oaks Drive for the purpose of serving active arrest warrants on the suspect identified as 39-year-old William Clayton Blackwell. The arrest warrants were for second and third degree criminal sexual conduct, incest and child neglect. Because the vast majority of this unit’s duties, are operated in an undercover capacity, the faces of these deputies are blurred out throughout the video and their names are muted. When the first deputy arrived at the residence they observed Blackwell exit, the front of the mobile home.

Around this same time additional units arrived and as they did, Blackwell ran towards the rear of the residence at which time at least one deputy observed him armed with a pistol. For a brief period of time, deputies lost sight of the suspect as he ran to the back of the mobile home. Moments later the suspect was spotted again running toward the tree line at the rear of the residence, armed with a magazine fed rifle. Deputies on scene took cover and began giving loud verbal commands for Blackwell to drop the gun. Moments later, Blackwell fired a round and deputies saw him take a position with his rifle. At this time deputies moved up behind cover and continued providing loud verbal commands for Blackwell to drop his gun. Despite the commands Blackwell remained in a prone position, pointing his rifle directly at the deputies. Fearing for their safety, deputies fire at Blackwell ultimately striking him in the process.

For roughly 12 minutes, deputies remain behind cover and continue giving commands to the suspect, as his condition was still unclear at that time. Eventually a K9 and his handler moved in to ensure the suspect, no longer posed a threat before an additional team of deputies, secured the scene and rendered first aid to the suspect until EMS arrived at their location. Once the scene was secured, deputies provided first aid to the suspect until ems arrived on scene and transported him to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Following the incident, investigators with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division were called to the scene and the suspect’s rifle was collected as evidence. At this point in the investigation, it has been determined that four out of the six deputies on scene fired at the suspect. The other two deputies did not fire their weapons.

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Author: rafael.nieves


33 thoughts on “Bodycam Shows Shootout Between Greenville Co. Deputies And Suspect in Greer, South Carolina

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  2. Disparo primero está muerto es así .
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  4. For those interested, the K-9 officer at 2.43 actually issues his commands in Dutch to the dog. He says
    " Zoek..zoek…braaf!" Which in English is
    " Search..Search…(braaf would translate into polite but that just sounds wrong. It's better to use the english term for the same meaning here= ) Good boy!"
    Reason is that the breed of the dog is a Belgian Shepherd and they are actually actively bred and trained here in Belgium for assisting law enforcement and rescue workers. They're very popular around the world.

  5. This K9 Officer, tbh, need a liiiiiiitle bit more of training….. His dog isn't gonna bite other officers..! The dogs bite what's IN FRONT of their handler. He understands the officers are good guys… Also, He didn't know his command to let the suspect and pull back….?? A lil odd….

    Great handling tho!

  6. How they gonna shoot him and let a dog bite his fake for 2 minutes and come and say we don’t want to just you we are here to help haha

  7. That cop needs to learn how to command a Schäferhund. Not the dog is dumb, you are too inconsequential and not precisely with your commands

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