GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A teenage girl, who was identified as a suspect following a disturbance call, was injured during a deputy-involved shooting Thursday night in the Parker area of Greenville County.
Dispatch officials said the shooting happened just before 10 p.m. on Page Drive near White Horse Road.
According to Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were responding to a disturbance call and when they arrived the suspect had left the scene.
Deputies located the her near a dead end on Page Drive, found her to be armed, said that’s when a shooting occurred.
“At the time they encountered the suspect, the suspect was armed,” said Lieutenant Jimmy Bolt of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
One neighbor told 7-News on Friday that she witnessed the aftermath of the shooting.
“I did see them when they brought the lady over and put her in the ambulance, and I could tell that she had been wounded in her stomach,” said Cindy Williams, who said she was watching through her window.
“I had seen an influx of police cars down the entire street.”
The teen girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
According to dispatch, no deputies were injured during the incident.
The State Law Enforcement Division did respond to the scene and is handling the investigation.
“Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division continue their investigation of an incident Thursday evening when a teenage girl was wounded in a confrontation with deputies of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office who had responded to a reported disturbance,” according to SLED’s release.
SLED said interviews are being conducted with responding officers and said there is dash camera video of the incident.
According to SLED’s release, this incident is the 29th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2019, and the third this year involving the sheriff’s office.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office’s Office of Professional Standards is also conducting an internal investigation.
We’ll continue to update this story as new information is released.