FLORENCE, S.C. — The Latest on South Carolina motorist shot by volunteer constable (all times local):

1:50 p.m.

South Carolina crime investigators say a motorist shot by a volunteer law officer is a black man.

State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said Sunday while state investigators won’t describe the shooting, the constable is a white male and the wounded driver is black.

Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela said during a press conference Sunday that the part-time officer and not an accompanying city patrolman fired after a traffic stop that involved some damage to the officer’s cruiser.

Wukela said the confrontation happened around 11 p.m. Saturday, but the mayor refused to describe what led up to the traffic stop or the shooting.

Berry said he did not know the wounded motorist’s condition.

There have been at least a dozen shootings so far this year involving South Carolina law officers.


11:30 a.m.

A South Carolina motorist is wounded after a volunteer constable opened fire during a traffic stop.

Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela said during a press conference Sunday that the part-time officer and not an accompanying city patrolman fired after a stop that involved some damage to the officer’s cruiser.

Wukela said the confrontation happened around 11 p.m. Saturday, but the mayor refused to describe what led up to the traffic stop or the shooting.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating. Spokesmen did not respond to questions about the case, including the wounded motorist’s condition.

SLED is also investigating shootings on Thursday involving sheriff’s deputies in Kershaw County and U.S. Marshals in Berkeley County. There have been at least a dozen shootings so far this year involving South Carolina law officers.