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Proudly Serving the Citizens of Beaufort County, South Carolina

For emergencies, call 9-1-1

Ashton Cove barricaded subject incident safely resolved

Shortly after 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Ashton Cove Dr., Hilton Head Island to a report of a barricaded male subject.

When deputies arrived, they learned that the subject was armed with a shotgun and fired it at least one time inside the residence.

Deputies and SWAT members set up a perimeter around the residence, while negotiators established telephone communication with the subject.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., the subject exited the residence unarmed and was taken into custody; no one was injured.

The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.

We would like to thank the residents of Ashton Cove for their cooperation during the incident.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office appreciates your partnership in the safety of our community.