No injuries after officers, suspect exchange gunfire in Spartanburg, SLED investigating

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SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A suspect is in custody after Spartanburg Police say that person exchanged gunfire with officers Friday afternoon.

According to the Spartanburg Police Department, officers attempted to make a traffic stop around 1:45pm on Daniel Morgan Avenue but the suspect refused to pull over and instead continued to the Norris Ridge Apartments on Imperial Drive.

The suspect crashed into a parked vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex, according to officers.

Police said the suspect then got out of the car and began shooting at officers who returned fire as the suspect ran.

Nobody was hurt in the shootout.

Spartanburg Police said a K9 track was used to find the suspect in the Park Hills neighborhood on Overbrook Circle around 30 minutes later.

There’s no word yet on the suspect’s identity or charges.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal review, according to Spartanburg Police.

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