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Suspect in shooting involving Newberry officer identified; SLED investigating

Area where shooting occurred (Source: WIS) Area where shooting occurred (Source: WIS)
NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) -

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating a shooting involving a Newberry Police officer overnight.

Thom Berry with SLED said the agency was called to investigate the shooting just after midnight Wednesday in Newberry. Berry said Newberry Police officers heard gunshots near the corner of Drayton Street and Oneal and upon responding, found a man, identified as 41-year-old Glenn Boris, with a gun.

The initial information is that Boris shot at officers, who returned fire and wounded him. 

Berry said Boris was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. The officers were not injured.

Newberry's Police Chief Roy McClurkin says the officers had been patrolling the area because of several recent shootings. 

Chief McClurkin tells WIS he's relieved the officers are okay and they will continue to patrol the neighborhood where the shooting occurred.

SLED says video from the incident exists and agents continue to gather evidence and interviews in the case. Once all the information is gathered, SLED says it will submit a report to the Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office.

According to SLED, this is the 23rd officer involved shooting in South Carolina in 2017 and the first of the year involving officers from the Newberry Police Department.

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