Police Shooting in North Charleston Triggers State Investigation


A North Charleston police officer has been reassigned to administrative duties following a shooting incident that unfolded on Sunday afternoon, as announced by department officials.

The event took place when police officers engaged with a group of individuals at the crossroads of Kent Avenue and Bailey Drive, shortly after the clock struck 4 p.m. It was during this encounter that one officer resorted to using his firearm. Information regarding potential injuries stemming from the incident was not immediately available as of Monday morning.

In adherence to standard protocol, the officer involved has been placed on administrative duty pending a comprehensive review of the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The North Charleston Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards has been duly notified and is presumably overseeing the adherence to these protocols.

The case has attracted the attention of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, which has taken the lead in investigating the nuances of the shooting. This incident has sparked a wave of concern and interest, marking a critical moment for local law enforcement and the North Charleston community at large. Updates and further insights are anticipated as the investigation progresses.