The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating an officer involved shooting stemming from a traffic stop in Piedmont Friday. According to reports, at approximately 11 pm Friday night, an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 86 in Piedmont. The vehicle failed to stop and a low speed pursuit ensued.
When the suspect stopped, he fled on foot and the deputy gave chase. The suspect pulled and pointed a handgun at the deputy, who fired at the suspect. The suspect was struck at least one time and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
No ACSO personnel were injured in the incident. As standard protocol, the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has been called to investigate the incident.
SLED states it is an ongoing investigation.