Greer police officer shoots, wounds driver

Greer officer-involved shooting scene
Greer officer-involved shooting scene


GREER, SC (WSPA) – A Greer police officer and another person were taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting.

Greer officer-involved shooting scene
Greer officer-involved shooting scene

Police say an officer was investigating a suspicious vehicle near the corner of J. Verne Smith Parkway and Victor Avenue Extension just after 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the vehicle was flown to the hospital while the officer was taken to the hospital by ambulance, police say.

Greer Police say the officer did not suffer any gunshot wounds.

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating the shooting and says both were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for their injuries.

SLED spokesman Thom Berry said Thursday morning that the officer has been released from the hospital after he was treated for injuries suffered when he was struck by a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle remained hospitalized for injuries described as non life threatening from gunshot wounds, Berry said.

The incident remains under investigation by SLED.

Greer officer-involved shooting scene
Greer officer-involved shooting scene