CPD: Suspect wanted for string of crimes injured in officer-involved shooting

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Multiple agencies responded to a Tuesday night incident that ended on Spruill Avenue in which a suspect wanted for a string of crimes was shot by a member of law enforcement following a vehicle pursuit.

According to Chief Luther Reynolds with the Charleston Police Department (CPD), the suspect was a violent career criminal and the suspect was armed.

The suspect is being charged with a murder in Georgetown, a Sunday carjacking in Mount Pleasant, and a Tuesday night carjacking in Charleston.

The Tuesday night carjacking occurred at Maple and Rutledge, and officers pursued the stolen vehicle.

“At the conclusion of the pursuit, shots were fired.” The suspect was taken to MUSC for a gunshot wound.

“This is the second time in a matter of weeks my officers have encountered a violent armed criminal. We have a serious violent crime problem and we have to continue to work together and we need everyone’s help in addressing these crime issues.”

Chief Luther Reynolds

Chief Reynolds emphasized how proud he is of local law enforcement for putting themselves in dangerous situations to keep Charleston safe.

“I am proud of and thankful that we have police officers throughout this region — not just in the city of Charleston — that are putting their lives on the line to keep our city safe. They’re selfless and they’re fighting for others and protecting our cities that can’t fight for themselves,” he says.

The State Law Enforcement Division will investigate.

Editor’s note: this story is breaking and will be updated.

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