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An Aiken man involved in an officer involved shooting Wednesday evening died from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound. 

An Aiken man who was shot after pointing two guns at deputies has died from injuries sustained after being shot Wednesday evening. 

Doctors pronounced Gregory W. Hallback, 44, of Aiken, dead at 11:25 p.m. from a gunshot wound, Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables said in a news release.

Around 4:50 p.m., the sheriff's office dispatch center received a domestic call involving a gun on Old Country Road off Good Springs Road, Sheriff Mike Hunt said on scene.

When deputies arrived to the scene they encountered the suspect, identified as a white male, who fled on foot into the woods.

Deputies pursued the suspect and encountered him with handguns in both hands.

Deputies fired multiple rounds, striking the suspect. 

Lifesaving measures were provided by the deputies and EMS transported the suspect to an area hospital.

Hallback's body will be autopsied Thursday in Newberry  

Three Aiken County Sheriff's deputies were placed on administrative leave pending investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, as per policy, Capt. Nick Gallam with the sheriff's office said Wednesday.

The incident in Aiken County is the 21st officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year, according to SLED.

Matthew Enfinger is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Subscribe here to support his content.