LOOSE CANNON: Armed Gunman Shot Dead After Opening Fire On Cops

This is the moment a man is fatally shot by police deputies after he opened fire on them.

The cops had reportedly tried to serve him with a warrant for allegedly threatening his ex-girlfriend.

Newsflash obtained the footage from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, along with a statement according to which the deadly incident occurred in Greenville County, in the US state of South Carolina.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement: “At around 10:00 A.M., deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4307 Edwards Road in Taylors in reference to serving an active warrant on a suspect for Unlawful Communication.”

It all began after an unnamed woman called to make a report about her ex-boyfriend, later identified as Terrance Maurice Sligh, 34, frequently bothering her and threatening her over the phone.

The woman claimed Sligh had even sent her pictures of himself holding handguns.

She also claimed that Sligh suffered from a drinking problem.

As soon as they made contact with her, deputies spoke with Sligh over the phone as he had called her in the meanwhile.

Police officers shot at the suspect Terrance Maurice Sligh, 34, after he fired at them while they tried to serve him with a warrant for allegedly threatening his ex-girlfriend in Greenville County, South Carolina, USA, undated. Sligh was pronounced dead at the scene. (Greenville County Sheriff’s Office-SC/Newsflash)

Afterwards, the deputies obtained an arrest warrant and went over to Sligh’s residence to serve it to him, the Sheriff’s Office said.

But as body-worn footage shows, Sligh was apparently not ready to be taken into the police station.

He tried to drive away in his car when deputies arrived and attempted to stop him.

At that point, Sligh took out what appears to be a firearm and reportedly fired at least one round at deputies.

The deputies fired back at Sligh and fatally struck him multiple times.

Sligh was pronounced dead at the scene.

His handgun was later reportedly found in the driver’s seat of his car.

No other victims have been reported.

The investigation continues.