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Camden, SC (WLTX) --Kershaw County Sheriff's Deputiesand SLEDare searching for a man they say shot at an officer during a traffic stop.

Sheriff Matthews says the man who goes by "Ernest Pickett" or "Ernest Allen" has been in and out of jail on drug charges.

Deputies say they got a tip he was in the area.

According toSheriff Matthews,deputies attempted to pull Ernest over during atraffic stop on Precipice Road in Camden,when he got out of his vehicle and shot at adeputy several times.When thedeputyfired back,Ernest fled onfoot. Sheriff Matthews says the deputy was not injured.

SLED have been brought in to help find the man.

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