SLED is investigating a shooting involving an officer in Greenville

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (FOX Carolina) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating after a shooting involving an officer at the Stratham Place apartments on Saturday morning.

The Greenville Police Department said the incident happened around 7:37 a.m.

Greenville Police Chief JH Thompson spoke about the incident at the scene.

Greenville Police Chief Howie Thompson provides information on the shooting involving an officer that occurred on Saturday morning

Chief Thompson said the situation started when a suspicious person in the neighborhood fled when officers tried to talk to him.

According to the chief, another officer quickly located the suspect. However, when he tried to approach him, the suspect started shooting and the officer was forced to return fire. Luckily no one was hurt during the short shootout.

Officials said the suspect, Theodis Williams, 29, was taken into custody following the incident.

Theodis Williams(Greenville County Detention Center)

Williams is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a weapon during a violent crime
  • Assault
  • attempted murder
  • Interfere with a policeman
  • Illegal for person convicted of second and third degree DV, etc. ship, transport
  • Possession of firearms or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent crime
  • Possess or receive a firearm or ammunition
  • Weapons/Illegal Carrying of Guns