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A pilot shot down a trespasser at Shaw Air Force Base

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC (WCBD) – A man was shot and killed Friday after attempting to illegally enter Shaw Air Force Base, according to a release from the 20th Fighter Wing.

The attacker, described as a “passer-by”, was shot dead by an airman from the 20th Security Forces Squadron at around 1.30pm.

“Our security forces personnel are trained to respond to a variety of situations to ensure the safety of our personnel and property,” said Col. Christopher Smith, commander of the 20th Fighter Wing.

The person was taken to a medical facility for medical treatment.

Shaw Air Force Base said the incident is being investigated by the 20th Security Forces Squadron, as well as local and federal authorities.

Editor’s note: This story has become current and will be updated.

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A pilot shot down a trespasser at Shaw Air Force Base

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC (WCBD) – A man was shot and killed Friday after attempting to illegally enter Shaw Air Force Base, according to a release from the 20th Fighter Wing.

The attacker, described as a “passer-by”, was shot dead by an airman from the 20th Security Forces Squadron at around 1.30pm.

“Our security forces personnel are trained to respond to a variety of situations to ensure the safety of our personnel and property,” said Col. Christopher Smith, commander of the 20th Fighter Wing.

The person was taken to a medical facility for medical treatment.

Shaw Air Force Base said the incident is being investigated by the 20th Security Forces Squadron, as well as local and federal authorities.

Editor’s note: This story has become current and will be updated.

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