Man Shot by Deputies Wrote He Wanted to Die
YORK, S.C. (Associated Press) - A man fatally shot by York County
sheriff's deputies left a note his mailbox saying he
wanted to die, Sheriff Bruce Bryant says.
Deputies shot Gregory Allen Seymour, 41, prevented
firefighters from entering his burning mobile home on
Sunday, threatening them with a knife and gun, Bryant
Seymour was pronounced dead at Piedmont Medical
Center. No one else was injured.
The case may be ruled "suicide by police
involvement," Coroner Doug McKown said.
The three officers involved in the shooting are on
administrative duty pending an investigation by the
State Law Enforcement Division, Bryant said.
Police had responded to a domestic disturbance at
the home Saturday. Seymour told police that his wife
said she was leaving and taking the children, but the
officers found no threat of violence.