SLED investigating deputy-involved shooting in Summerville

Charleston County News

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – A man has been taken into custody following a deputy-involved shooting late Thursday night in Summerville.

A deputy with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a vehicle pursuit around 11:00 p.m. with a suspect from a domestic violence call out of North Charleston.

CCSO says the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of Ladson Road and Highway 78, but the suspect failed to stop and fled on Ladson Road towards Dorchester Road.

Deputies say the suspect eventually got out of his vehicle and ran into a wooded area near Salters Lane.

At some point, the suspect shot at the deputy with a rifle. The deputy returned fire, shooting the suspect who surrendered to law enforcement and was taken into custody.

Deputies say the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody. They say an AK type semi-automatic rifle was recovered in the wooded area.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect was taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition.

The deputy was not injured.

Raquell Spells, a resident on the street where the suspect was apprehended, says it was a scary experience, “The lights were all over, it pretty much looked like Christmas with blue lights. It was gunshots ringing from many different directions, and we honestly were pretty terrified to come outside and see what was going on.”

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating, which is policy for deputy-involved shootings. The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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