South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting that happened Wednesday in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Read the text of a press release we received from SLED below:
A team of SLED crime scene specialists and investigators worked late into the night at the scene where the white female victim, identified as 32-year old Katrina Ann Sova and her assailant, identified as 41-year-old Dante Noble, who was black, died. Autopsies are being conducted today for both Sova and Noble. The officer involved in the shooting is a white male.
SLED conducts law enforcement officer-involved shooting incidents at the request of the agency involved in the incident. This independent investigation follows SLED’s guidance in conducting interviews along with the gathering and analysis of forensic evidence. Interviews have been conducted with some of the responding officers. Other interviews are scheduled.
Information gathered in the investigation will be summarized in a case file report to be submitted to prosecutors in the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office for review and determination of what, if any, criminal charges that may be filed.
This is an ongoing investigation. No other information about the case will be disclosed by SLED. SLED will defer to local authorities for complete identification of those involved, including the identities of officers, their administrative status and employment history.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact SLED at 864-782-8111 or by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC ot text TIPSC plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Wednesday’s incident is the 13th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2015 and the first this year by a Spartanburg Police Department officer. In 2014, there were 42 officer-involved shooting incidents in South Carolina in 2014, one of which involved a Spartanburg Police Department officer.
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