JASPER COUNTY, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A South Carolina sheriff's deputy was shot early Thursday morning while responding to a call in Jasper County, officials said. App users click here.
Deputies responding to a domestic incident in the 1800 block of Bees Creek Road near Graham Hall when the suspect involved in the incident began shooting at the deputies, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.
Officials said one deputy was struck and airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah and was "recovering from surgery where possible bullet fragments or a pellet from a shot gun shell entered the eye."
The suspect also shot an unidentified female victim, who was flown to the Savannah hospital, according to Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident, which is standard practice for officer-involved shootings.