Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred the morning of Friday, December 29, 2023, in Greenville County. Officers with the Mauldin Police Department responded to the area of Sarnesfield Way in Greenville County for a call about a possible car break-in. Officers encountered a red Ford Explorer and a white Nissan Rogue. The Nissan Rogue was reported stolen. During the encounter with the Nissan Rogue, officers fired at the vehicle. A vehicle chase between Mauldin Police Department officers and the Nissan Rogue followed. The chase stopped at the Greenville city limits, and the Nissan Rogue drove off. At this time, the subject(s) have not been identified.
It is not known at this time if the subject(s) sustained injuries. No officers were injured. Anyone with
information regarding the stolen vehicle and the subject(s) should contact the Mauldin Police Department. SLED was requested to investigate the officer involved shooting by the Mauldin Police Department. This is an ongoing investigation. As such, no other information about the case will be disclosed by SLED at this time.
SLED conducts law enforcement officer involved shooting (OIS) investigations at the request of the agency involved in the incident or the agency with jurisdiction. When requested to investigate an OIS, SLED’s goal is to conduct a thorough, independent criminal investigation as timely as is possible under the circumstances. SLED agents will conduct interviews with all potential witnesses in this matter. Further, SLED will collect all relevant evidence and will forensically test such evidence as needed. Information gathered in the SLED investigation of the incident will be summarized in a case file report to be submitted to prosecutors.
The incident in Greenville County was the 43rd officer involved shooting in South Carolina in 2023. This is the 1st officer involved shooting for the Mauldin Police Department this year. In 2022, there were 32 officer involved shootings in South Carolina. The Mauldin Police Department had no officer involved shootings last year.