Greenville Co. deputy hit by car, fires shots at suspect, SLED investigating


SLED has been investigating after a Greenville County deputy was hit by a car early Sunday morning in Taylors. 

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy responded at about 4:30 a.m. to check on a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at 5201 Wade Hampton Boulevard. 

The deputy got out of his vehicle and walked towards a black, late 90s, four-door model Honda in a parking lot, deputies said. As the deputy approached the car, the driver started the vehicle’s engine and started to drive towards the deputy. 

The deputy gave verbal commands for the driver to stop and turn off the car, according to the sheriff’s office. 

The driver ignored the commands and hit the deputy with the car, deputies said. 

The deputy then shot at the car with his weapon, but the car took off at a high-rate of speed, according to the sheriff’s office. 

The deputy suffered minor injuries to his leg from the incident, deputies said. 

It is unknown at this time if anyone was hit when the deputy shot at the car, according to the sheriff’s office. 

SLED and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate. 

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact the sheriff’s office at (864) 271-5210 or Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-CRIME. 

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