Published On: Fri, Sep 25th, 2015

SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Hampton

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HAMPTON, S.C. – A Hampton police officer shot a suspect after a short altercation at 2 a.m. Thursday,  police say. The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident. Investigators say the shooting happened on Hoover Street. Reports indicate the Hampton police officer recognized a suspect who was wanted and when the officer approached him, the two began to fight. Investigators say the officer fired one shot, and the man ran off. The Hampton Police Department said the suspect has non-life threatening injuries, and the officer was not hurt. No word yet on the identity of the officer or the suspect, who is now in the Hampton County Jail charged with forgery, resisting arrest, and assault.


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