The 21-year-old Hilton Head Island man shot by a deputy at Tanger Outlets 2 on Friday is in stable condition, according to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.
Akeem Jenkins was airlifted to the hospital after he was shot during a traffic stop at the Bluffton outlet center, during which he reportedly placed his car in reverse and injured Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy Sgt. Raymond Heroux, according to investigators.
Heroux became trapped in the car’s open driver’s side door and was dragged through the parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office has said. He pulled his pistol and fired several shots at Jenkins.
Heroux was treated and released from Hilton Head Hospital.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Division, which is investigating the shooting, did not release further details of the case Sunday. An investigation also continues into the suspicious activity that led to the traffic stop, and the drugs that were allegedly found on Jenkins following the shooting.
The agency said in a news release it was continuing to work on the investigation, and that of a separate law enforcement confrontation Saturday night in Sumter that left one man dead.