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South Carolina officer fired after off-duty gun incident

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's employee has been fired following a roadway incident involving a gun. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old detention deputy Christopher Robert Erikson was dismissed Sunday following his arrest. News outlets report he was charged with showing other another driver a personal weapon during an off-duty incident. It's unclear whether Erikson has a lawyer to speak on his behalf. He had worked for the Aiken County Sheriff's Office for five years and was assigned to the jail.

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