Sharon McDowell shot by police after chase, trying to run them over with car.
Authorities said a woman was killed following a police chase that ended with gunfire in Anderson on Friday.
Anderson City Police said officers responded to a call about a shoplifter at the Kohl’s on Clemson Boulevard.
The coroner stated that a passenger hopped out of the suspect car during a traffic stop, and the driver, Sharon McDowell, 49, of Anderson, fled, leading police on a chase to Appleton Street, where she turned into a dirt drive.
The driver put the car in reverse and started ramming into the officers’ car.
A couple of officers got out of their cars, and officers said McDowell tried to run them over and officers opened fire.
McDowell was killed.
The passenger who left the car was taken into custody.
SLED is now investigating what happened. Meantime, the two officers involved are on administrative leave.
An autopsy is set for Sunday.
More reports from our archive:
Officers are investigating a motorcycle crash that happened around 11:15 a.m. near eastbound Interstate 40 and San Mateo NE.
The motorcyclist has been sent to a hospital with serious injuries. In the meantime, the north ramp onto eastbound Interstate 40 and the far right northbound lane of San Mateo are closed.
It’s unclear, based on a preliminary email from Albuquerque police, whether more vehicles are involved. Investigators are waiting on word from the hospital.
The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies has been involved in a wreck. They say a deputy was driving a patrol car and had a reserve officer with him when the vehicle collided with a pickup truck just before midnight Saturday morning on Clemson Boulevard in front of Tucker's Restaurant.
According to investigators the pickup was traveling in the opposite direction as the patrol car.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said one man died after a wreck in Pickens County Saturday at about 7:15 p.m.
The Pickens County Coroner identified the victims as 30-year-old Aaron Anthony Eskew of Anderson.
Troopers said a Kia Sorento traveling east on Queen Street near Clemson ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The driver and a passenger were transported to a hospital with injuries and Eskew died on the scene.
Kelley said Eskew was wearing a seat belt. He died of blunt force trauma, the coroner said.
A high-speed chase through some of the busiest streets of San Francisco ended in a crash, and the suspect was taken into custody.
It started when police stopped the suspect in the Bayview District. Police said the suspect was acting suspiciously as though in possession of a weapon or contraband, and took off.
Officers pursued the suspect on a high-speed chase through the Bayview, Taravel and Ingleside neighborhoods. At one point the suspect rammed a vehicle and almost hit a patrol car. Shots were fired, hitting the car but missing the suspect.
A man is charged with drunk driving after being rescued from his burning van by a group of good Samaritans.
The crash involved that van and another car.
It happened just before 4 Sunday morning near Hollywood and Sheridan in the Edgewater neighborhood.
We had to pull him out from the driver's side out the passenger side," said Matt Uliveri.
Uliveri talks about how he helped save the driver of a burning van, 43-year-old Eduardo Sandoval, just moments after a fiery crash.
A pedestrian killed Sunday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in Sharon was identified as 20-year-old Haley Cremer.
Sharon Police issued charges against driver Jeffrey Bickoff, 44, including motor vehicle homicide.
SUSPECT'S DRIVING RECORD:
10 Speeding Tickets
Police responded to the scene of the crash on Hampton Road around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Cremer, who was out for a jog with her dog, was transported by ambulance to Norwood Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.