The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in North Charleston.
“We are in the initial stage of our investigation,” SLED spokesman Thom Berry said. “It was reported to us that there was an exchange of gunfire.”
SLED agents left the scene shortly before 7 a.m.
The shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Vistavia Road, following an armed robbery of the Scotchman Convenience Store, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.
North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers was on scene overnight.
The suspect was transported to Trident Hospital, Pryor said.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to assist North Charleston Police.
SLED is normally called in to investigate shootings that involve law enforcement officers.