Man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend before being shot by deputy

Man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend before being shot by deputy

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — Authorities said a man attacked his pregnant girlfriend before being shot by a York County deputy Saturday morning at home in Rock Hill.

Deputies said they responded just after 9 a.m. to a restaurant on South Anderson Road to meet with a pregnant woman who called 911 about a domestic violence incident.

The woman told deputies that her boyfriend, 28-year-old Darrin Montrell Cherry, hit her several times in the stomach and pointed a gun at her at a home on Steen Circle in Rock Hill.

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Deputies said when they got to the home around 10:30 a.m., Cherry opened fire with two handguns as the patrol car pulled up. Deputies returned fire, hitting Cherry. According to deputies, as they detained Cherry they spotted a child in the backseat of the car he was driving. The child was not hurt.

Cherry was taken to Piedmont Medical Center and is expected to be OK.

No deputies were hurt in the shooting.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been called to investigate and the deputy who fired the shot has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol following officer-involved shootings.

This is the first officer-involved shooting for the York County Sheriff’s Office in 2020. There was also one in 2019 and 2018.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with for more information.

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