CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said that a deputy had to fire 11 shots at a man who authorities say was trying to run the deputy over with his car in West Ashley on Monday.
During a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Cannon said 21-year-old Terrance Alexander Green used his car as a weapon when he tried to run over the deputy following a traffic stop at the 1300 block of Ashley River Road.
Investigators also released pictures showing the path of the bullets into Green's car. Strings were used to re-create the trajectory of the shots. The sheriff says there were 22 entrance or exit points from the bullets.
"It's easy to say,'Well he could've jumped out of the way. That's a lot easier said than done," Cannon said. "A car obviously can be used as a weapon and is as deadly as any firearm."
The deputy involved remains on paid administrative leave during the South Carolina Law Enforcement investigation, which is standard procedure for deputy involved shootings, Brady said.
Green remains at MUSC after he was shot in the elbow and shoulder. He is charged with attempted murder and reckless driving.