FBI Investigates Chief-Involved Shooting in Eutawville

12:02 PM, May 20, 2011   |    comments
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Eutawville, SC (WLTX) -- Federal investigators are now looking into a fatal shooting in front of Town Hall that left a 54-year-old man dead and the town's police chief on leave.

First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe said officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are now part of the team that includes the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division tasked to investigate the case. Previous Coverage: Eutawville Police Chief On Leave After Shooting

Pascoe said he asked the Justice Department to get involved, but such requests are not made for all cases, even though the measure is not unusual.

On May 2, investigators say Bernard Bailey, 54, was shot and killed by Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs in front of town hall. Combs was put on paid administrative leave and the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office temporarily took over law enforcement responsibilities in the area. Related Coverage: Eutawville Residents Gather with Questions About Shooting

Pascoe said he is not sure when the findings of the case will be released since two agencies are working the investigation.









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