SLED investigating death of man in Greenwood police custody

Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 5:12 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2022 at 7:20 PM EDT
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GREENWOOD, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - An investigation is underway after the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says a person died while in police custody in Greenwood.

FOX Carolina viewers reached out about a large law enforcement scene at a business on Highway 72 Bypass.

According to the Greenwood County Coroner, 45-year-old Darnell Smith was in police custody when he collapsed.

He was transported to Greenwood Self Regional Healthcare where he passed away.

The coroner said an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

The Greenwood Police Department requested SLED investigate the incident.