FLORENCE, S.C. — State investigators are looking into a shooting on Waxwing Drive involving a Florence police officer.
Capt. Mike Brandt said nobody was injured in the shooting and said he was working with the State Law Enforcement Division to prepare a media advisory.
According to SLED, the officer was attempting to serve a search and an arrest warrant . The warrants were connected to a recent shooting in the area along with reported drug activity.
SLED investigates shootings involving law enforcement officers at the request of the agency involved, according to SLED's media advisory. These independent investigations follow SLED’s guidance in conducting interviews along with the gathering and analysis of forensic evidence. Interviews are being conducted with the responding officers and others.
Information gathered in the SLED investigation of the shooting will be summarized in a case file report to be submitted to prosecutors.
The shooting in Florence County was the 19th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2020 and the second this year involving the Florence Police Department. In 2019, there were 45 officer-involved shootings in South Carolina; one involved the Florence Police Department.