Investigation continues after officer-involved shooting in Florence County

Investigation continues after officer-involved shooting in Florence County
Law enforcement remained on the scene Thursday night following an officer-involved shooting in the area of U.S. 52 and Interstate 95 in Florence County. (Source: Nia Watson/WMBF News)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Florence County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a shooting Thursday, according to law enforcement.

A press release from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office states the shooting happened in the area of U.S. 52 and Interstate 95. The deputy was not injured.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Thom Berry, spokesperson for the State Law Enforcement Division, confirmed SLED agents were investigating. Berry said he was told the deputy responded to a fight in progress. When the deputy arrived, there was a confrontation between one of the individuals and the deputy. Berry could not say if the suspect also had a gun.

No other information was immediately available.

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