2 SC officers injured in shootout, suspect hurt

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Two South Carolina police officers have been shot and wounded and officers say a suspect also was shot and injured.

Multiple media outlets reported the shootings occurred during a drug raid shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday in Rock Hill.

Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn says neither officer was seriously injured. Officer Trista Baird was shot once in the wrist. Officials say Officer William Reap was shot once in the arm and has been released from the hospital.

Redfearn says officers returned fire, and the suspect also was taken to the hospital. Tymon James Wells was arrested and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill and several gun and drug charges.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

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