Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
SLED is investigating after a Columbia police officer shot a man early Sunday morning.
Jennifer Timmons with the Columbia Police Department tells WIS police were directing traffic due to a vehicle accident at North Main and Sunset Drive just before 6 a.m. when a man accelerated toward an officer who was attempting to stop the vehicle.
"The officer was in fear for his life and safety and therefore discharged his duty weapon at 20-year-old Tony Craft," Timmons said.
Craft was taken to a local hospital and medical staff told Columbia police that his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, Timmons said.
Neighbor Jill Shirey woke up to the sound of gunfire Sunday.
"Well, I woke up, and I thought I heard a gunshot, but you know, when you first wake up, you're not exactly positive," Shirley said.
Shirey said it wasn't long before she got confirmation and found out she heard what she thought she did.
"The next door neighbor; of course she texted me right after she heard the gunshot, and another neighbor across the street had called," Shirley said.
Shirey said neighbors thought about calling 911 but soon found out police were already there.
"There were a lot of blue lights flashing, so the police seemed to be on the scene really quickly," she said. "Well, I mean, I hope everything was the way it should have happened. I'm glad that the suspect, you know, did not get away and no one else was hurt, especially the officer."
Craft was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Timmons said the passenger, 36-year-old Devin Craft, was been arrested and jailed for providing false info to police.
Timmons said both also has outstanding warrants from previous run ins with law enforcement.
Timmons said the officer, whose name has not been released, is on paid administrative leave while SLED investigates the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>