COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is now investigating the incident of an escaped inmate, who was later detained near Colonial Drive.
An SCDC officer fired his weapon while pursuing Travis N. Biggerstaff, who escaped custody near Palmetto Health Richland Tuesday morning.
Columbia police initially tweeted they were aiding in the search for Biggerstaff in the area near Harden Drive. The inmate was detained shortly thereafter on Colonial Drive.
Biggerstaff was sentenced to 20 years in prison for kidnapping, armed robbery, and grand larceny.
Department of Corrections officials says Biggerstaff attempted to escape custody near the hospital around 10:02 a.m. He was still in handcuffs when he was detained by CPD officers, who spotted him running through a parking lot.
Biggerstaff was taken from the scene in an ambulance. Police said he had an injury to one of his hands. Officials from all agencies involved would not confirm is Biggerstaff was shot.