Officer shot, suspect dead after gunfire is exchanged in downtown Charleston Tuesday morning

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– An officer was shot and another person is dead after an exchange of gunfire in downtown Charleston Tuesday morning. Investigators say they responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex around 3:15 a.m. There, police say they encountered a man with a gun. Authorities say shots were fired and officer was struck in the chest, but he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Investigators say the man inside the apartment was killed. The man’s identity has not yet been released. No other injuries were reported.

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