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Attorney says teen suspected in officer shooting is innocent

Attorney Steve Davis, left, with his client, Dominique Barr in court bond court Thursday. Attorney Steve Davis, left, with his client, Dominique Barr in court bond court Thursday.
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GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) -

Bond was set at $30,000 for 18-year-old Dominique Barr Thursday night in Berkeley County. Barr, who is 17 days away from graduating Goose Creek high school, is being charged with attempted murder, but his attorney says authorities have the wrong guy.

"My client is innocent and was not a participant," says Attorney Steve Davis. "So whoever that individual is they need to be brought to justice but it's not this young man."

Police say Barr was involved in a head-on-car crash in Goose Creek Wednesday. Authorities say he was spotted trying to flee the scene by an off-duty Moncks Corner police officer who pursued him on foot. Police say officer Shane Judy chased Barr unarmed until they say Barr turned, pulled out a gun and fired at him.

The bullet grazed the officer's calf and his injuries are not considered serious.

Hours later, with his mother, Barr turned himself into police, but his lawyer says it wasn't because he is guilty of the crime.

"This kid unfortunately was in the area," says Davis. "He had on some clothing fitting the description, so his parents did the right thing and he turned himself in."

His attorney says Barr provided police with a paraffin test trying to find gunshot residue on his body and also a swab to find out if he indeed in the car. Both tests have yet to return.

The bond set for Barr allows his family to pay 10 percent of the $30,000 to get him out. Judge Polk says its only the fourth time he has ever granted such a bond.

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