AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Agents with the State Law Enforcement Division are working a crime scene at on Whiskey and East Pine Log Roads.
Our crew on the scene says there are several wrecked vehicles and more than 20 evidence markers surrounded around crime scene tape.
SLED confirms with NewsChannel 6 that it was an officer involved shooting incident.
It happened at 1:45 a.m. when an Aiken Department of Public Safety officer was approached by a man, now identified as 30-year-old Richard Dale McCarty, at the gas station on the corner of Whiskey and East Pine Log Road.
An altercation ensued and McCarty allegedly rammed the officer’s vehicle with his vehicle several times, causing both to come to a stop on the Regions Bank property.
McCarty then allegedly attempted to attack the officer with a large knife.
Two additional officers arrived and fired at the suspect, hitting him multiple times.
McCarty was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.
SLED is now investigating.
The Aiken Department of Public Safety has confirmed that the officer involved in the shooting was Sergeant Marquis Davis.
Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they are released.