Police sergeant fired after lying about self-inflicted shooting

Sgt. Eddie Bullard (Source: Tri County Victims Council website)
Sgt. Eddie Bullard (Source: Tri County Victims Council website)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department has fired the officer who lied after shooting himself last week.

Spokesman Spencer Pryor said Sergeant Eddie Bullard was terminated on July 9. He also said SLED's investigation was ongoing.

In a press conference last Friday, Chief Jon Zumalt said Bullard admitted to shooting himself and that no other people were involved in the incident.

Bullard originally reported that he was shot during a struggle with a suspect on July 4. Zumalt said an investigation revealed no one else was involved in the shooting incident.

"At the scene there wasn't anything that corroborated what he was telling us," Zumalt said. "There wasn't any evidence of a struggle. We just could find zero evidence...It was like a dead zone and I couldn't allow my workforce to hunt for ghosts."

Bullard was a 15-year veteran of the department.

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