SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Greenville
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating after an officer-involved shooting at the Stratham Place Apartments on Saturday morning.
The Greenville City Police Department said the incident happened around 7:37 a.m.
Greenville City Chief of Police J. H. Thompson spoke about the incident at the scene.
Chief Thompson said the situation began when a suspicious person in the neighborhood ran away when officers tried to talk to him.
According to the chief, another officer soon found the suspect. However, when he tried to approach him, the suspect started shooting, and the officer was forced to return fire. Thankfully, no one was hit during the short shootout.
Officials said the suspect, 29-year-old Theodis Williams, was taken into custody following the incident.
Williams is charged with the following:
- Possession of weapon during a violent crime
- Attempted murder
- Interfering with a police officer
- Unlawful for person convicted of DV second and third degree etc. ship, transport
- Possession of firearm or ammunition by person convicted of violent felony
- Possess or receive firearm or ammunition
- Weapons/Unlawful carrying of pistol
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