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.
More reports from our archive:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A driver is safe after his car fell into the ice on Lake Massapoag in Sharon.
Police were notified of the car into the ice around 9 p.m., they said they are unsure why the driver was on the ice in the first place.
The driver, a male in his late teens, was able to get about 100 yards from shore before he ran into trouble.
Emergency responders were having trouble pulling the car to the shore.