UPDATE (6:47pm) – Here is the official press release from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office:
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – “The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has called in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate an officer involved shooting. Around 3:00 pm, deputies responded to the 3000 block of Chariot Court, in North Augusta for suspicious vehicles. When the deputies arrived at the location, they found two vehicles occupied by 3 suspects. During the course of their contact with the suspects, one suspect, a Black male driving a silver in color Nissan Versa, began to flee the area, where he struck one deputy with his vehicle and drove towards the other deputy on scene. During this event, the second deputy discharged his weapon towards the suspect. Shortly afterwards, a vehicle pursuit ensued where the suspect was detained at the intersection of US 25 (Edgefield Road) and I-520. It was discovered at the time of the suspects’ apprehension, he was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his arm presumed to be one of the rounds fired from the deputy on scene. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. SLED was called in and assumed the investigation for the officer involved shooting. The deputy who was struck was taken to an area hospital for a minor injury to his leg. This is an on-going investigation which is being conducted by SLED and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. As information becomes available, it will be released when appropriate.”
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – North Augusta Public Safety is assisting Aiken County deputies for a shooting in Belvedere.
Details are limited at this time.
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