Manhunt for motorcyclist who shot at deputy, fled traffic stop

ANDERSON CO., S.C. (WSPA) – Deputies are searching for a man who fired shots at an officer and fled a traffic stop Wednesday night.

Deputies say they tried to stop the motorcyclist for a traffic violation on Belton Highway when he fired shots at the deputy and fled on foot. The deputy was not hurt in the incident, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

More than a dozen deputies were at the scene around 10 p.m. A helicopter and K-9 officers also joined in the search for the suspect.

Deputies say the driver was a white male wearing a yellow shirt and khaki or white shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to immediately call (864) 260-4444.

Deputies say a man driving this motorcycle shot at a deputy before fleeing a traffic stop and are asking for help identifying him (Photo provided by Anderson County Sheriff’s Office).

 

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