SLED investigating shooting incident involving N. Charleston police

SLED investigating shooting incident involving N. Charleston police

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Agents with the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division are investigating an incident involving shots fired at North Charleston police officers Tuesday night.

Officers were investigating a report of shots fired when the officers were shot at from a passing vehicle, SLED spokesman Thom Berry said. One of the officers returned fire, he said.

Neither of the officers was injured and the search continues for a man seen running from a vehicle that was later stopped, Berry said. One person was detained from that vehicle, which police stopped in the area of Piedmont and Bolton Streets.

SLED will prepare a report based on evidence collected and submit it to the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office.

It was the first officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in the new year as well as the first this year involving a North Charleston police officer.

In 2016, there were 41 officer-involved shootings reported statewide, with two of those involving North Charleston police, Berry said.

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