SLED investigating shots fired in Charleston County by Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating shots fired in Charleston County by two Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies after a vehicle pursuit that began in Mount Pleasant.

No one was hit in the gunfire and SLED spokesman Thom Berry said he did not know the identity of the suspect involved or how many shots were fired.

The person shot at was driving the vehicle in the pursuit and is in custody, Berry said. Berkeley County spokesman Michael Mule said the suspect was turned over to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, which did not return a message for comment.

It’s unclear where in Mount Pleasant the pursuit began, but it ended around 8 p.m. on Willow Hall Road, near Huger.

No other information has been released.

Charleston County sheriff’s Maj. Eric Watson said deputies were not involved in the pursuit or shooting, but responded to assist the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

According to an investigation by The Post and Courier, every 10 days on average, South Carolina law enforcement officers point their guns at someone and pull the triggers — 235 shootings since 2009.

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