man who was shot and killed by South Carolina official was identified.

9 month ago

south Carolina police finally revealed the identity of the man who was shot and killed by an official after refusing to drop the knife he was armed with.

according to The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office, the man was identified as John David Manning,29, from Pacolet, the latter was pronounced dead Wednesday at Spartanburg Medical Center.

Police Major. Art Littlejohn said that officials were working in a wreck in front of a convenience store around 4 a.m. Wednesday, when a man came out of the building armed with a knife.

Littlejohn stated that the man refused to put down the knife, an official tried to knock him out unsuccessfully before shooting him.

none of the officials was hurt in the incident and were put on leave while investigations are still ongoing.