CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WSAV) – The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigates an officer-involved shooting in Charleston County.
Officials say Charleston Police Department officers responding to a domestic violence call Tuesday morning exchanged gunfire with a suspect.
The officers shot the suspect and the suspect later died.
The deceased’s identity has not yet been released.
One officer wearing a ballistic vest was shot in the chest but sustained non-life threatening injuries.
There were no other reports of injuries.
SLED continues to investigate.
According to SLED, this is the 49th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2020. It is the second this year involving the Charleston Police Department.
In 2019, there were 45 officer-involved shootings in South Carolina; none involved the Charleston Police Department.