Mt. Pleasant police officer involved in shooting

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) – A Mount Pleasant police officer shot a man early Thursday morning in the Park West subdivision.

Four Mt. Pleasant police officers responded to the Park West subdivision around 12:30 a.m. in reference to a 911 call. The caller said that his brother was in the front yard of a residence at 3417 White's Cabin Road with a handgun. When officers arrived they located the subject in the driveway.

According to a police report, officers noticed the man holding an object that they believed to be a gun in his hand. According to officers, he began pointing it in the direction of the officers. Officers repeatedly told him to put down the object, but he did not obey their commands.

The report stated that the subject lowered and raised the object at least one more time and began approaching the officers. At that point, Officer William Decker, 28, discharged his weapon, striking the subject.

Samuel Alexander Rogers, 24, was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

Officers found a box cutter at the scene, but no gun, according to the report.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been notified of the incident and is handling the investigation, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

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