McCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – One person has been apprehended following a stand-off with law enforcement on Old Georgetown Road in McClellanville.
Charleston County deputies were attempting to serve a warrant for an individual who failed to register as a sex offender Saturday around 11:00 a.m.
Authorities say the individual was uncooperative and armed himself with a gun, then discharged the weapon at deputies and a standoff ensued. Thankfully no one was injured at that time.
Capt. Roger Antonio with CCSO said deputies secured themselves and called in additional resources.
Neighbors were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.
During the standoff, authorities say the suspect fired his weapon multiple times, and a deputy was struck. It was at that point deputies returned fire.
Capt. Antonio said EMS treated the deputy at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries to his arm.
Meanwhile, SWAT and crisis negotiators deployed a bomb squad robot to the residence, and through a video camera on the robot, deputies observed the suspect had been injured.
The man was apprehended and taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is unclear how he was shot.
A helicopter, SWAT and crisis negotiators were on scene throughout the event. Neighbors were eventually allowed back into their homes.
The deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per protocol. The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.