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Several weeks after a Huger man was shot and killed after he opened fire on a Berkeley County deputy in a rural community in the Francis Marion National Forest, authorities released dramatic footage of the violent standoff.

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A Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man Tuesday during what authorities described as a tense gunfight involving numerous law enforcement officers and SWAT teams in a remote neighborhood within Francis Marion National Forest.

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Amid an ongoing State Law Enforcement Division investigation into the death of a DUI suspect in Charleston police custody last summer, authorities took the rare step Tuesday of releasing body camera footage related to the case.

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Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds said Monday he is “deeply disappointed” in his department’s handling of a man’s drunken driving arrest last year after it recently came to light that an officer refused medical treatment for the driver, who died four days later of internal injuries.

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The Charleston Police Department is turning over an investigation into a DUI arrest from August 2018 to the State Law Enforcement Division after new information surfaced on Friday showing possible misconduct by officers. 

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Brandon Dashaun Olumide Simmons, a 19-year-old Stuart Street resident, and Samuel Redante White, a 27-year-old Sallie Street resident, each face one count of murder, said Charles Francis, a Charleston Police Department spokesman. Simmons also faces one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. 

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In this Summerton sanctuary, concerned parents, educators and community members discreetly came together in the 1940s and ’50s to discuss how to push for better education for black children in Clarendon County. Their work would help change a nation's approach to its schools.

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A 19-year-old North Charleston resident accused of carrying out an armed robbery and carjacking before getting shot at by police had previously threatened to shoot officers, according to a report released Thursday.