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SC man pointing gun at mail carrier led to officer-involved shooting

July 11, 2023

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NORWAY, S.C. (WCSC) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division released new information Tuesday morning about a weekend officer-involved shooting in the Orangeburg County town of Norway.

Matthew Brown, 34, of Norway, was charged with four counts of pointing and presenting a firearm.

Affidavits state Brown pointed a long-barrel shotgun at a postal employee as she delivered mail to Brown’s home.

When deputies arrived at the man’s home in Norway, they encountered an armed man, whom SLED agents identified as Brown. Affidavits also state he pointed at Orangeburg County deputies when they confronted him at his home about the earlier incident involving the postal employee.

“After an interaction with the armed subject, deputies fired their weapons. No one was shot,” SLED spokesperson Renée Wunderlich said.

SLED agents were asked to investigate the circumstances of the shooting, which is typical in South Carolina cases in which a law enforcement officer fires a weapon.

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