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Sheriff: Man charged after shots fired at Anderson Co. deputies during chase

Justin Babb (Source: ACSO) Justin Babb (Source: ACSO)
Motorcycle abandoned by suspect that fired a deputies during chase. (FOX Carolina/5/17/17) Motorcycle abandoned by suspect that fired a deputies during chase. (FOX Carolina/5/17/17)
Manhunt underway after suspect fired shots at deputy following chase (FOX Carolina/ 5/17/17) Manhunt underway after suspect fired shots at deputy following chase (FOX Carolina/ 5/17/17)
Manhunt underway after suspect fired shots at deputy following chase (FOX Carolina/ 5/17/17) Manhunt underway after suspect fired shots at deputy following chase (FOX Carolina/ 5/17/17)
Motorcycle abandoned by suspect that fired a deputies during chase. (FOX Carolina/5/17/17) Motorcycle abandoned by suspect that fired a deputies during chase. (FOX Carolina/5/17/17)
BELTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson County deputies have arrested a suspect who they say fired shots at them during a chase on Wednesday.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Belton Highway at Edney Road for a driver with an improper tag on his motorcycle.

Deputies said the driver then got off the motorcycle and took off running before firing shots at a deputy.

The deputy was not hit by the gunfire and did not return fire, according to the Sheriff's Office.

An Air One helicopter and K-9 officers were assisting with the search for the suspect. Several deputies were also on scene.

The motorcycle was located and towed away from the scene as authorities searched for the suspect.

On Thursday, Sheriff Chad McBride said the suspect was located at a residence in southwest Anderson.

McBride identified the suspect as Justin Kvalheim Babb of Lawson Road. He is charged with attempted murder of a police officer and failure to stop for blue lights.

According to a background check from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Babb has prior arrests for driving without a license, manufacture or distribution of methamphetamine, open court, receiving stolen goods and petit larceny.

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