Sharon McDowell shot by police after chase, trying to run them over with car.
Police: Woman rammed officers' car, officers fired in return.
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.
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Two students, a male and a female, were taken to the hospital after being hit by a car at the intersection of U.S. 76/123 and 133 Thursday night. The incident occured around 10:00 p.m. on October 23 when the two people, walking towards downtown Clemson, were struck. The male was taken by helicoptor to Greenville Memorial and the female was taken by ambulance to Anderson Memorial. The names and conditions of the victims has not yet been released.
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.
When police Lt. Mike Aiken found the woman, they had crashed into a tree and were being treated by EMS. Aiken actually chose not to chase the women, as at the time children would just be getting out of school and it would be dangerous, but he found them shortly after they sped away since they had crashed into a tree.
An 18-year-old man was killed resulting from a wreck in Anderson County. The South Carolina Highway Patrol stated two people in a pickup truck collided with a pizza delivery vehicle on Clemson Boulevard. According to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore, the truck rolled on top of the victim, killing him. He was not wearing a seat belt. The other person in the pickup truck, Steven Prebish, was also not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital. The driver of the pizza delivery vehicle was wearing his seatbelt and was not hurt.
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.
Details are limited, but it has been reported that a vehicle that was at one point being pursued by a a deputy left the roadway and struck a tree, killing three people that were inside. The police lost sight of the vehicle just before the crash. We will update this accident as more information is released.
Spartanburg County deputies have arrested a man they said ran away after crashing at the end of a chase in a stolen vehicle.
Timothy Robert Harrison is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, missing or improper displayed tag and a blue light violation, according to the Spartanburg County Detention Center website.
Master Deputy Kevin Bobo said the chase began Wednesday night after a deputy ran a tag on a vehicle in a driveway on Burnetts Road in Chesnee.