Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies are searching for a suspect who they say pulled a gun on one of their deputies near Batesburg-Leesville.

Deputies ay a suspicious person pulled a handgun on a Lexington County deputy along Devils Backbone Road.

According to deputies, the officer was flagged down by a citizen about the suspicious person, who reportedly was in the middle of the road. When the deputy made contact with the person, officers say the suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the deputy, who then fired his service weapon.

At this point, it's not known if the suspect was hit by gunfire.

The suspect fled into the woods nearby. A perimeter was set up and a K-9 unit attempted to track him down, but were unable to catch up with him.

Authorities are also looking for the woman who flagged the deputy down. The Sheriff's Department says investigators would like to talk with her as they work on this case.

Anyone who may have information in this case should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.