Authorities: 1 killed in officer shooting on college campus

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a vehicle hit a college campus police officer, who fired on it and killed a person inside.

The campus of Spartanburg Methodist College was placed on lockdown Monday night as authorities investigated the shooting.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry told local news outlets that that the officer was investigating a possible vehicle break-in. When the officer arrived, Berry says both suspects ran off, but one was quickly captured.

The other tried to leave in the vehicle and struck the officer, who shot at the vehicle.

The officer wasn’t seriously injured. School officials say the lockdown has been lifted and that classes will go on as normal Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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