• SLED: SC police officer dragged by fleeing car fatally shot driver

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    FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Department says a police officer was being dragged by a fleeing car and fatally shot the car's driver.

    SLED spokesman Thom Berry tells news outlets that the officer pulled over a car early Tuesday and noticed it had a stolen license plate. He says the officer and driver got into a struggle and the driver got back into the car and tried to drive off, dragging the officer.

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    He says the officer then fired at least one gunshot at the driver. The coroner's office has identified the driver as 24-year-old Chadwick Dale Martin Jr. An autopsy was set for Wednesday.

    Authorities haven't released the identity of the officer, who Berry says suffered minor injuries.

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