Quantcast

Investigators continue search for man following officer-involved - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Investigators continue search for man following officer-involved shooting

Suspect Sought. (Source: CCSO) Suspect Sought. (Source: CCSO)
Streets blocked off near Ft. Dorchester High School (Source: Live 5 News) Streets blocked off near Ft. Dorchester High School (Source: Live 5 News)
Streets blocked off near Ft. Dorchester High School (Source: Live 5 News) Streets blocked off near Ft. Dorchester High School (Source: Live 5 News)
Helicopter assisting with the search. (Source: Live 5 News) Helicopter assisting with the search. (Source: Live 5 News)
DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities are continuing their search for a man following an officer-involved shooting involving the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office on Friday afternoon. 

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office say they are looking for 26-year-old Justin Lamar Drayton who is considered armed and dangerous. 

Dorchester County authorities say they believe Drayton is injured. 

According to CCSO officials, an active search for Drayton was taking place in the area surrounding Dorchester Road, Ashley Phosphate and Patriots Boulevard. 

Anyone with information on Drayton's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

Authorities with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office say the incident started at 3:35 p.m. when deputies with their office and the Charleston County's office attempted to serve a warrant at a home on Cedar Grove Drive. 

DCSO officials say a deputy discharged his firearm during the incident and the suspect fled with unknown injuries. 

Emergency officials say authorities were searching for the suspect in the area of Fort Dorchester High School which prompted the school to go on lockdown earlier. 

According to dispatch officials, the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office had requested assistance after a suspect ran from police in the area. 

Investigators were seen blocking a portion of a road at a neighborhood off Ashley Phosphate Road near Fort Dorchester High School. 

Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have also responded to the scene. 

Viewers reported multiple deputies responding to the area following the initial call. 

A witness said a helicopter was seen in the area assisting with the search of the suspect. 

Investigators say they are continuing to search for the suspect following their efforts Friday afternoon and evening. 

Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly