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A South Carolina Man Drove Head-On Into Traffic at 115 m.p.h. Then, He Shot at a Deputy But Surrendered When His Gun Malfunctioned.

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Source: Al Cannon Detention Center; UNSPLASH

Jun. 7 2023, Published 12:30 p.m. ET

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A South Carolina man was sentenced to prison in connection with the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy over three years ago.

Albert Scott III, 26, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in 2020, WCIV reported.

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According to officials, on Feb. 13, 2020, Scott was armed with a rifle when he got into a domestic dispute with his girlfriend in Charleston. Deputy Robert Haslip then got into a high-speed chase with Scott, who reportedly reached speeds of over 115 miles per hour before Haslip was able to pull him over in Dorchester County.

Scott then fled on foot. Deputy Haslip, unaware the defendant was armed, gave chase and Scott shot at him, nearly striking him in the head.

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On June 6, First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe announced Scott was sentenced to 24 years in prison for attempted murder and will not be eligible for parole.

“I knew I was outgunned," the deputy testified during Scott’s trial. "My vest would not have stopped that weapon. I had no choice, so I fired.”

Scott was hit and then fired a second shot at the deputy, who was not injured in the incident, before surrendering because his gun likely malfunctioned, according to investigators.


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