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South Carolina Deputies Shoot Men That Tried To Run Them Over

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File photo of a police scene. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a police scene. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Two men are recovering from gunshot wounds after South Carolina deputies say they fired to defend themselves from being run down.

Officials say 40-year-old Johnnie Williams and 33-year-old Anthony Ancrum were sent to a Beaufort County hospital. Deputies say the white 1991 Cadillac Deville the suspects were driving had a stolen license plate tag from Georgia, and after they stopped the car Williams slammed it into gear to run down the officers.

Two deputies who were part of a drug task force shot at the car, wounding the two men. The car then crashed into a nearby tree Friday night.

A 6-year-old child sitting in the front seat wasn’t hit by the flying bullets and was turned over to his aunt.

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