Man wounded in officer-involved shooting to face attempted murder charge
A Charleston man will face an attempted murder charge for allegedly trying to run down a Charleston County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in West Ashley Monday, authorities said.
Terrance Alexzander Green, 21, is accused of gunning his red Chevrolet Sonic at Deputy Shawn James as the officer approached the vehicle. James fired shots into the car, wounding Green, according to the sheriff’s office.
Green remained hospitalized Tuesday afternoon, and his condition could not immediately be determined. The sheriff’s office did not say how many times Green was struck by bullets.
Green will also be charged with reckless driving and driving under suspension – third offense, the sheriff’s office said.
James, 38, has been placed on administrative leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates the shooting, which is standard procedure.
SLED would not answers questions about the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.
This is the second time James has shot a suspect in the line of duty. In 2007, he wounded a man in the leg after a chase in West Ashley.
An investigation determined the suspect was armed with a shotgun and a pistol, and the man pointed the handgun at James after the deputy chased him to Menola Avenue.
After an investigation, 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson concluded that James faced a life-threatening situation and was justified in using deadly force.
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