Family calls for release of video in Woodruff officer-involved shooting


SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — The family of a man shot by Woodruff police is demanding answers.

Mark Harbin, 22, of Greer was shot on Nov. 11.

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has said Harbin was shot in a confrontation with an officer of the Woodruff Police Department during a traffic stop. 

Fighting Injustice Together (FIT) said Harbin was shot three times and his car was shot at several times. 

The group and Harbin’s family is asking for the police department to release body cam footage of the shooting. 

Police say Harbin was shot because he became aggressive and injured two officers.

Woodruff Police Chief Greg Ryan previously said the officers suffered minor injuries. One officer was treated at the scene, while another was treated at a hospital.  

Bruce Wilson with Fighting Injustice Together called for transparency.

“Release the body cam footage and let’s see exactly what happened. These officers, or, this officer says he was fearful for his life… release the tape and let’s see,” Wilson said at a news conference on Monday, Dec. 31.

Harbin was charged with failing to stop for a blue light, aggravated assault, possession of a gun or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony, trafficking in meth or cocaine base,  and other drug crimes, according to court records. 

Harbin is awaiting trial on those charges. 

SLED launched an investigation into the shooting, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings. 

7News reached out to SLED about the incident. 

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