Spartanburg County Deputy Dies From Shooting, Suspect In Hospital


(Spartanburg County, SC)- Spartanburg County is mourning a deputy who died from an injury received after being ambushed. 

Police were responding to a domestic call at a home Tuesday afternoon when 25-year-old Deputy Austin Aldridge was shot. 

He died just before 9:30 Tuesday night after serving with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office for around three years.

 During a pursuit, suspect Duane Heard was shot twice and remains in the hospital. SLED is investigating.


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