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Suspect cornered in deputy shooting

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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say the suspect in the shooting and wounding of a county sheriff’s deputy is barricaded in a house.

North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor told reporters Friday morning that officers were told the suspect in the shooting was headed from Goose Creek — where the shooting happened — to North Charleston.

Pryor says three people asleep in the home managed to get out safely and said the suspect is injured and bleeding.

A female Berkley County sheriff’s deputy was shot just after stepping out of her vehicle early Friday in Goose Creek. Chief Deputy Mike Cochran says the deputy is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Pryor says hostage negotiators are talking with the suspect in hopes of convincing him to surrender peacefully.

The names of the deputy and the suspect have not been released.

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