A Charleston County sheriff's deputy was shot this morning in West Ashley's Westover neighborhood, authorities said.
The deputy, whose name is not being released, was part of a team of officers from Charleston County and North Charleston helping a U.S. Marshal serve a warrant on Terrell Lamont Mallard, 30, of 1713 Tomoka Drive, according to Sheriff Al Cannon. Mallard is wanted for attempting to rob a bank in North Charleston in July, Cannon said. Cannon and North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt declined to elaborate on details of the alleged bank robbery.
When the team of two deputies and two North Charleston police officers kicked in Mallard's door at 11:30 a.m., they found Mallard, another man and a woman inside the house.
Mallard ran into the bathroom and closed the door. When the officers approached the door, Mallard shot through the door, hitting one deputy in his left ankle.
The other officers opened fire and shot Mallard.
Cannon said the deputy's wound is not believed to be serious, but Mallard's injuries were. EMS took both men to the hospital. The deputy is expected to be released from the hospital later today, officials said.
St. Andrews Middle School, which is nearby on Wappoo Road, was not affected by the incident.