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2 SC Sheriff’s Deputies Wounded During Traffic Stop

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BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two Lee County sheriff’s deputies have been shot and wounded during a struggle following a traffic stop.

A suspect has been arrested in Thursday afternoon’s shooting.

Sheriff Daniel Simon said Cpl. Shante Demary and Sgt. Leroy Durant were struggling with a suspect when he pulled a gun.

Simon says Demary was shot twice in the leg and Durant was shot once in the abdomen during the struggle. They were taken to a Columbia hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Fifty-two-year-old Yahchanan Christopher Reames of Bishopville is being charged with two counts of attempted murder as well as illegal drug possession.

Reames was also shot in the struggle and was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Bishopville Police Chief Calvin Collins helped the deputies arrest Reames.

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