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SC police officer on leave after wounding man

Oct 22, 2010 8:03:00 AM - thestate.com
A Mount Pleasant police officer is on leave after he shot and wounded a man who approached police with what appeared to be a gun.

Multiple media outlets reported 24-year-old Alexander S. Rogers was treated and released from a hospital after being shot in the shoulder early Thursday.

Police Capt. Amy McCarthy says Rogers is charged with assault and battery. It was unclear if he has an attorney.

Police responding to a report of a man with a pistol confronted Rogers in the driveway of a home. Police say Rogers approached them and pointed an object and the officers fired. An arrest warrant says the man was carrying a box cutter.

Patrolman First Class William Decker is on leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates.

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