SLED investigating early-morning officer-involved shooting in West Ashley

VIDEO: SLED investigating after man reportedly fired shots at police during West Ashley foot chase

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division responded early Thursday morning after Charleston Police and Charleston County deputies exchanged gunfire with a suspect during a foot chase.

Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis says the incident began when officers responded at approximately 2:50 a.m. to the area of Parkdale Avenue and Savannah Highway for a report of a “suspicious person.”

"After canvassing the area on foot, a suspect was located and gunfire was exchanged," Francis said.

Two Charleston County deputies were also involved in the incident, Capt. Roger Antonio said. The Charleston County Sheriff's office responded to the area to assist Charleston Police.

Antonio said two deputies also exchanged fire with the suspect.

Francis said the suspect was arrested moments later and neither he nor the officers were injured. The incident ended near the Savannah Highway Waffle House.

Francis said the Charleston Police officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave with pay.

They say shots were fired and a man led them on a brief foot chase.

Police have not yet released the identity of the person who was arrested or specific charges he is facing.

They say no one was injured in the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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