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07-01-06, 05:13 PM #1
Two Laurens County Deputies shot
Laurens Police 'Grateful' Officers OK After Shooting
2 Men Arrested, Face Drug, Shooting Charges
POSTED: 9:04 am EDT June 30, 2006
UPDATED: 12:41 am EDT July 1, 2006
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LAURENS, S.C. -- Both Laurens police officers shot while executing a search warrant on Friday morning are expected to recover fully, the police chief said.
Two men have been arrested in the case and could face drug charges as well as charges related to the shooting.
Chief Robin Morse said that Officer Matthew Veal was hit in his protective vest and was checked out briefly at the Laurens County Hospital and released.
Capt. Harold Preston was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital, but is doing well, Morse told WYFF News 4's Latoya Silmon. That officer was also wearing a vest, police said. He suffered a gunshot to the arm.
"It is very scary. This team trains regularly, but when it happens, it still takes its toll on you," Morse said. "It was very emotional this morning. We're concerned about him and glad to get the good word from the hospital. The good Lord was smiling on us today and we are very grateful."
Morse said that the shooting occurred about 6:30 a.m. on Cora Street.
The two officers were executing a search warrant for drugs at a residence when they were fired upon from inside the home.
Three adults and two children were inside the house at the time of the shooting. None was hurt.
Agents from the State Law Enforcement Division have taken over the investigation of the shooting.
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