Deputy, officer hurt in SC shooting, suspect dead

HARDEEVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A Hardeeville police officer and a Jasper County deputy were shot after responding to a call for a domestic dispute.

According to CBS affiliate WTOC, the officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect came out of a house and started shooting at officers when they arrived at the scene.

The shooting happened near Hardeeville on Sanders Road just before 6:00pm.

Both the officer and the deputy were flown to a hospital in Savannah.

The officers are in critical but stable condition, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The officers were identified as Hardeeville police sergeant Kelvin Grant and Jasper County deputy Justin Smith.

A woman involved in the domestic dispute suffered an eye injury as a result of burns from gunfire by the suspect.

SLED is investigating the shooting.

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