Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Aiken County Officials say a man driving a stolen vehicle tried to run over an officer early Saturday morning.
Authorities say the suspect was driving a stolen Ford F-150 from an earlier burglary and theft in Aiken. When the suspect pulled into the parking lot of a Sunoco on York St. and Rutland Dr. around 2:00am, Officer Harden tried to stop the suspect vehicle.
Reports indicate the suspect put the vehicle in reverse and tried to run over Harden.
Captain David Turno says the Officer tried to take cover but his path was blocked. Harden fired one shot at the driver. The suspect drove off into Crosland Dr. and Yates where he got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
SLED is investigating the shooting as standard protocol and investigators are working to identify the driver of the stolen truck.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward between $50 and $1000 dollars.