Officer involved in deadly shooting on administrative leave

A Kingstree police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a deadly shooting last Friday at Main Street and Railroad Avenue, according to Kingstree Police Chief Eric Williams.

Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight says Alton Reaves,31, died Friday night at the Medical University of Charleston.

The officer was responding to a call of Reaves waving a gun near around people near a building on Railroad Avenue, Williams said.

When the officer approached Reaves, Reaves pointed the gun toward the officer, and that's when the officer shot Reaves, Williams said.

The officer's name isn't being released.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.