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Suspect killed during traffic stop
Narcotics agent injured after being dragged, run over
Darryl Herbert
Darryl Herbert, 52, drove the truck in which Lawhorn was a passenger. - photo by Courtesy Kershaw County Sheriff's Office
Melvin Lawhorn, 26, is dead, shot once Tuesday night by a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputy. The deputy -- actually an undercover KCSO narcotics agent -- ended up in the hospital, injured by being dragged and run over by the pickup truck in which Lawhorn was a passenger. “He suffered no broken bones, but he did have torn ligaments,” Sheriff Jim Matthews said of the deputy Wednesday morning.

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