Pelzer man charged in shooting at deputy

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George Ernest Morgan, 60, of Pelzer, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and resisting or assaulting a police officer as a result of a shooting incident in Pelzer last Thursday.
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on December 6, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched for a welfare check to a residence on Lebby Street. Upon arrival, the responding deputy made contact with Morgan who presented a firearm and exchanged gunfire with the deputy.
During the exchange, Morgan sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released last evening. No deputies were injured in the incident.

Morgan was booked into the Anderson County Detention Center upon release from the hospital and is currently being held at the facility awaiting a bond hearing.

The incident remains under investigation by SLED. The incident is the 37th officer involved shooting in SC this year and the second involving an Anderson County Deputy according to SLED.

The incident is one of three officer involved shootings last week which are currently being conducted in the state by SLED. The other two are in Florence and Spartanburg.

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