SLED: Suspect shot during confrontation with officers in North Charleston

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Officers with the North Charleston Police Department were involved in a shooting that happened early Thursday morning.

According to the State Law Enforcement Division, officers were investigating a disturbance when they encountered the suspect who had been presenting what appeared to be a firearm.

Agents say shots were fired during a confrontation between the individual and officers. The suspect was shot and taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

It happened just after 4:00 a.m. on Patriot Boulevard near Ashley Phosphate Road.

Chief Deputy Scott Deckard with the North Charleston Police Department said three officers were involved in the shooting. He said all three are on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

SLED says this is the 41st officer-involved shooting in South Carolina so far this year, and the second involving the North Charleston Police Department.

An investigation is on-going.

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