WOODRUFF, S.C. — State police are investigating after an off-duty South Carolina sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a suspect who pulled a gun.

State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said the shooting in Woodruff around 7 a.m. Sunday was the fourth involving an officer this year.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said a Laurens County deputy stopped to help Woodruff police with a stolen pickup truck. Wright said the suspect ran from the truck. He said the deputy tried unsuccessfully to stun him when the suspect pulled a gun. The officer shot him.

The suspect was taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Berry said both the officer and the suspect are white.

The deputy was not hurt and is on leave while SLED investigates.

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