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SLED investigating shooting by Colleton deputy

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WALTERBORO, SC - The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting of a teen by a Colleton County sheriff's deputy.

Sunday December 22, 2013 at approximately 2:16 a.m., a deputy from the Colleton County Sheriff's Office observed a vehicle make an improper turn. The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver failed to stop for the deputy and a vehicle chase ensued.

The driver of the vehicle stopped at a home off of Beachwood Road, at which point he fled from the vehicle and officers observed the suspect holding a handgun as he fled on foot

According to police while the suspect was running he turned his upper torso toward the deputy and pointed the handgun at the deputy. The deputy fired on the suspect hitting him three times in the buttocks area

The suspect was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston for treatment. He was listed in stable condition. 

After treatment the suspect will be transported to the Colleton County Detention Center where he will be charged with Pointing and Presenting a Firearm, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights, Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm, Aggravated Assault, and other traffic offenses. 

Related: Shootings in the Lowcountry

Sheriff's Lt. Amye Stivender said the deputy was not hurt.

A SLED representative confirmed the shooting was under investigation but provided no other details.

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