Two officers were shot after responding to a domestic dispute at the Sanders subdivision in Hardeeville.
A Hardeeville Police officer and Jasper County deputy have been shot by a suspect, according to Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus.
The two officers are in “critical, but stable condition,” Malphrus said. The suspect, whose identity was not immediately available, was killed in the incident, Malphrus said.
The incident began when law enforcement officers responded to a domestic complaint after 6 p.m. Thursday, where a man was reported to be shooting at a woman, Malphrus said.
The deputy was identified by Malphrus as Justin Smith, who has been with the office about two years.
He identified the Hardeeville officer as Sgt. Kelvin Grant, with the department since 2010.
Family members of both men are with them at the hospital in Savannah, and deputy Smith is up and talking.
Both officers have multiple gunshot wounds, but the exact number had not been confirmed Thursday night, Malphrus said.
Hardeeville Police Chief Sam Woodward says it appeared both officers were going to survive their injuries.
Also the departments have received an outpouring of support and food donations from citizens, he said.
The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division will take over the investigation, as it routinely does for shootings when officers are involved.
This story will be updated.