Suspect Hospitalized After Gunfire Exchange

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office says that two of their deputies have been involved in an officer involved shooting, following a traffic stop attempt around 7:00 last night. Following a brief vehicle pursuit, the suspect fled on foot, being chased by deputies. He reportedly fired on the deputies and they returned fire. He was hospitalized, his condition not initially reportedly The Sheriff said an AR-15 rifle and a semi-automatic pistol were found near where the suspect was taken into custody. He was identified as a 25-year-old Newberry man who had active warrants  that included Trafficking in Crack Cocaine and was wanted for questioning in several shootings in the Newberry area.