Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook has requested the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigate an officer-involved shooting that took place Wednesday evening on Monticello Road.
According to CPD officials, officers were initially patrolling an area off Monticello Road and Columbia College Drive, shortly before 6 p.m., after receiving reports of car break-ins.
While patrolling the area, one officer stopped to speak with a male who was walking along Monticello Road. As the officers got out of the patrol vehicle, the man fled the scene on foot to 4800 Monticello Road, according to officials. During the foot chase, police said the male produced a gun, causing the officer to discharge his department-issued gun. He struck the male at least once.
The male was transported to a local hospital. The officer was not injured during the incident and, according to CPD, will be placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the SLED investigation. There was no information on the male's current state.
More information will be updated when received.