Aiken Public Safety Officer shot, suspect in custody

AIKEN, SC (WRDW)-An officer with the Aiken Department of Public Safety was shot Saturday morning after responding to a call.

Officers responded to a call of suspicious persons at Eustis Park on Edgefield Avenue near Church Street around 7:35 a.m. When they arrived, there were two vehicles in the park several hundred yards apart. A suspect in one vehicle fired on the officer.

Officers say the suspect was driving a newer 2002 blue BMW with a South Carolina tag of GVG909. At this time, the suspect is in custody.

SLED, Aiken Public Safety Officers and Aiken County deputies are in the area of Edgefield Avenue and Perrin Street.

The officer was taken to Aiken Regional Hospital.

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