In the case of the South Carolina shooter, the police chief was the intended target.

Initially, Henderson fired one shot at Barr before reloading and striking him a second time with his weapon.

A man who shot and killed a police officer in South Carolina over the weekend did it on purpose, according to a police chief who said the suspect tracked the officer with his rifle before firing the deadly shot.

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In the early morning hours of Sunday, Cayce Public Safety Officer Roy Andrew “Drew” Barr was gunned down and killed while responding to a domestic violence complaint in the community. According to the police department, the woman had called dispatch to report that a man had threatened her and her child with a gun and that she had fled.