SLED investigating deadly Saturday morning deputy-involved shooting in West Ashley, deputy placed on leave

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UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 20 | 4:23 P.M. – Charleston County Coroner’s office releases the name of 47-year-old Jason Husted of Charleston.

Husted was pronounced dead at MUSC Saturday morning around 8:30 A.M. after sustaining a fatal gunshot wound, according to a coroner report.

Husted was identified as the suspect in Saturday’s officer-involved shooting.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division continues to investigate. Count on 2 for updates.


UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 18 | 12:44 P.M. – Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating the deputy-involved shooting that occurred Saturday in West Ashley.

According to reports, deputies responded to multiple calls of shots fired in the 2500 block of Mona Avenue at around 7:28 A.M. in the Springfield neighborhood.

Some witnesses in the neighborhood say that their houses and cars were struck in the midst of gunfire.

CCSO says that a deputy patrol car was struck by a bullet as well.

CCSO says a deputy took cover and returned fire, hitting the suspect who was transported to a local hospital where he died.

SLED is investigating the officer-involved shooting incident and the deputy is placed on paid administrative leave.

This is the 29th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2021, SLED says.

Authorities are continuing to investigate. Count on 2 for updates.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to a deputy-involved shooting that occurred Saturday in the Springfield neighborhood in West Ashley.

CCSO reports that one person has been shot in the 2500 block of Mona Avenue in the Springfield neighborhood just off Ashley River Road.

News 2 also received a tip of a scene happening in the area.

Details are limited, but News 2 has contacted officials for more details.

This story is breaking. Count on 2 for updates.

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