Officer involved shooting suspect charged with attempted murder


Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested a man Tuesday in connection to a confrontation that occurred Friday with a deputy from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office following an attempted traffic stop.
James R Buchanan, Jr, 51, was charged with Assault / Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.
Buchanan is accused of attempting to discharge a handgun at a deputy who was attempting to arrest him. The deputy returned fire, disabling Buchanan.

Buchanan was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital for treatment, and his injuries are not life threatening. SLED’s investigation into the incident remains active. Information gathered in the SLED investigation of the incident will be summarized in a case file report to be submitted to prosecutors.

The incident remains an ongoing investigation.
Buchanan was booked at the Greenville County Detention Center. The case will be prosecuted by the Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.