SPRINGFIELD, S.C. (WIS) – Authorities launched a search for a man who’s accused of firing at a police officer in Orangeburg County, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
According to initial reports, the suspect was in a car chase with law enforcement when they got out of the car and then later shot at local law enforcement.
SLED spokesman Tommy Crosby said the agency assisted Springfield police with Monday’s search and is investigating the incident.
According to witnesses, the suspect fired four or five shots at law enforcement while running away.
Harry Brown lives near where the shooting happened and was asked to shelter-in-place by local law enforcement.
“I thought it was deer hunters, then all the sudden my phone started ringing off the hook. People calling telling me, ‘lock your doors, lock your doors, be careful there is a man at large,’ they called and told me
A police officer involved in the fatal shooting of black woman Breonna Taylor has sued her boyfriend for emotional distress, assault and battery.
Jonathan Mattingly was one of three officers who took part in a raid on Ms Taylor’s home in Kentucky in March.
Boyfriend Kenneth Walker said he feared they were intruders and allegedly fired a shot injuring Mr Mattingly. Returning fire, the police killed Ms Taylor.
Mr Walker’s lawyer condemned the civil lawsuit as “baseless”.
Ms Taylor’s death has been one of a number of incidents that have spurred protests in the US and around the world by the Black Lives Matter movement, amid wider calls for police reform.
The incident took place in March during a night-time drugs raid by police on an apartment in Louisville, Kentucky where Ms Taylor was staying with Mr Walker.
In an interview with police, Mr Walker said he believed at the
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