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Man shot by police during standoff in Greenwood, woman critical

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 09:16:57-04

GREENWOOD — A woman is in critical condition and on life-support after being shot at a Greenwood home Monday.

The suspect shot at police before finally surrendering, according to information from the Greenwood Police Department.

43-year-old Randy Sutt was arrested and faces charges of attempted murder and criminal recklessness.

The late-morning incident took place in the 300 block of Legacy Boulevard. Greenwood Police Department Assistant Chief Matt Fillenwarth said officers went to the home on a report of a woman shot.

When officers arrived and started surrounding the residence, Fillenwarth said Sutt came out of the house - armed with a gun - and exchanged gunfire with officers. He then went inside and again shot at officers.

Sutt was struck, possibly by bullet fragments, but not seriously hurt.

A negotiator talked to Sutt over the phone and got him to surrender.

Inside the house, police found a 55-year-old woman in an upstairs bedroom with a bullet wound to the head. She is in critical condition and on life-support. Her name is not being released.

The suspect lived at the home with his brother and his brother's fiancee and the three were in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Fillenwarth.

Crime scene specialists and officers at the scene used extra precautions while treating and speaking with suspects and witnesses because of that information.