Berkeley County Deputy Officer Involved Shooting

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Berkeley County Deputy Officer Involved Shooting

2016-04-21T14:00:47+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Local Police News|Comments Off on Berkeley County Deputy Officer Involved Shooting

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies are responding to an officer-involved shooting incident on Interstate 95 near the Santee exit.

BCSO Chief Deputy Mike Cochran said there was an officer-involved shooting but all law enforcement officers on the scene are okay.

He said the suspect is in custody but would not say if the suspect was shot or injured.

All lanes of I-95 southbound are blocked according to South Carolina Department of Transportation officials.

We will update information as we receive it.

 

UPDATE 12:45

From WCBD News:

The Berkeley County’s chief of police, Mike Cochran tells us a car chase started in Berkeley County and ran all the way to Orangeburg County.

This all happened on interstate 95, exit 98 near Santee.

Chief Cochran says the suspect in custody reportedly kidnapped his girlfriend. Police now have that person in custody.

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson tells us that suspect had allegedly violated a restraining order against the woman. He was scheduled to be in court Thursday morning for a bond revocation hearing. He has yet to be identified.

The suspect  was taken to the hospital. All law enforcement, as well as the girlfriend are okay.

Police tell us this isn’t the suspect’s first run-in with the law.

We have a crew on the scene and will have much more tonight on News 2 at 5 & 6.

 

FROM WCIV News

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies are responding to an incident on Interstate 95 near the Santee exit.

BCSO Chief Deputy Mike Cochran said there was an officer-involved shooting but all law enforcement on the scene are okay.

He said the suspect is in custody but would not say if the suspect was shot or injured.

BCSO officials said that they did not shoot out the suspect’s tires as other media outlets have reported but did confirm that the suspect was accused of kidnapping two people.

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson confirmed to ABC News 4 that the suspect was supposed to be in court Thursday to have his bond revoked and that one of her prosecutors was on the phone with the suspect when the incident began. She said the prosecutor immediately called law enforcement.

Media partners SConFire reported the incident started with a police chase and that one person was airlifted to the hospital.

All lanes of I-95 southbound are blocked according to South Carolina Department of Transportation officials.

State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirms they have been notified of the incident and they are sending agents along with crime scene technicians. He said they are having to fly out because of mounting traffic back ups on I-95.

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