SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in York County

SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in York County
(Source: WDBJ)

YORK COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred during a domestic violence call in York County.

On September 12, at shortly after 9 a.m., deputies with the York County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a restaurant on South Anderson Road to meet with a pregnant woman who called 911 about a domestic violence incident.

The woman told deputies she had been repeatedly hit by her boyfriend several times in the stomach and he also pointed a gun at her in a home located on the 3300 block of Sheen Circle.

Around 10:30 a.m. deputies arrived at the home and the suspect, 28-year-old Darrin Montrell Cherry, immediately began firing shots at their patrol car.

The deputies then returned fire, injuring Cherry.

Deputies found a child in the back seat of the car Cherry was driving. The child, however, was not injured.

Deputies rendered first aid to Cherry and he was taken to Piedmont Medical Center. He is in stable condition.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation. No other information about the incident will be disclosed by SLED at this time.

This is the 32nd officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2020 and the first officer-involved shooting this year involving the York County Sheriff’s Office.

In 2019, there were 45 officer-involved shootings in South Carolina. One of those shootings involved the York County Sheriff’s Office.

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