New video shows Spartanburg shooting, chase, crash details


Dash camera and body worn camera video has been released of the arrest of a man that was shot by a Spartanburg Police Officer on Thanksgiving morning.

Spartanburg Police say an officer was patrolling behind the Big Lots near Southport Road around 2 a.m., when the officer noticed a car. The officer made contact with the driver and determined it was James Kershaw and that he was wanted for a parole violation and that he was in a stolen car.

The officer attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle, when he refused to follow commands, according to Spartanburg Police.

The officer shot Kershaw in the shoulder, who then took off. Spartanburg County deputies

The officer made contact with the subject and confirmed the subject was wanted for a parole violation. The driver was also in possession of a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier this month. The officer attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle, however he refused to follow the commands. During the encounter the officer discharged their weapon striking the driver once in the shoulder.

Kershaw took off and was later spotted by a Spartanburg County deputy. A chase ensued into Union County, where Kershaw came to a stop.

Kershaw was arrested and taken to the hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound.

Kershaw is being held on an $8500 bond at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.