The Daily Journal reports 25-year-old Hobson was running from the deputies when he turned and fired one shot at them from a handgun. The deputies returned fire, shooting 11 times. Two bullets hit the Greenwood man in the back and he died later that day.
Cooper says the officers were justified in shooting back because Hobson shot first.
Police were responding to a call when they found Hobson in the cemetery. Hobson was wanted on arrest warrants.