Update: SLED Investigation Underway after Shooting in Inmate Escape

Tonight SLED is investigating an officer-involved shooting they say occurred during an inmate pursuit. A corrections officer reportedly fired their weapon while trying to capture Travis Biggerstaff, who they say escaped from custody around 10 this mornin

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Enforcement Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting they say occurred during an inmate pursuit.

A corrections officer reportedly fired their weapon while locating Travis N. Biggerstaff, who escaped from custody at Palmetto Health Richland off Harden Street.

Biggerstaff was recaptured a short time later on Colonial Drive with a hand injury, according to Columbia Police. According to officers

He is serving a 20 year sentence for kidnapping, armed robbery and grand larceny.

The escape remains under investigation by the South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services.

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