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Man killed in Gaffney after firing on officers

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GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) - Cherokee County deputies say they have shot and killed a man who fired on them after leading state troopers on a chase.

Authorities said 53-year-old Clint McKinney was driving erratically when troopers tried to pull him over about 2 p.m. Friday and he sped off to his camper at a Gaffney campground and locked himself inside.

Sheriff Steve Mueller says deputies shot a tear gas canister into the camper, but McKinney threw it back out.

The sheriff says deputies went to the door of the camper, and McKinney began firing. Officers fired back killing him.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting because it involved police officers.

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