South Carolina K9 stabbed in connection with officer-involved shooting

An officer-involved shooting left one suspect injured – and a K9 deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) seriously injured in a stab wound – on Monday afternoon (May 13, 2024) in Greenville County, South Carolina.

“GCSO deputies are on scene in the area of ​​Wade Hampton Boulevard and Pine Knoll Drive where an officer-involved shooting occurred,” a statement from the law enforcement agency said. “All MPs are fine. Further information will be released as the investigation progresses.”

According to the agency, the incident occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The statement did not refer to the K9 stabbing, but multiple sources familiar with the status of the investigation confirmed this information to our media outlet. They also shared that the K9's prognosis “doesn't look good.”


Details about what transpired are unclear at this time, but sources familiar with the situation indicate that a male suspect was involved in the incident – which resulted in the K9 deputy suffering stab wounds.

Both the K9 and the suspect are receiving medical attention for their injuries.

According to our sources, the suspect was transported to Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital under heavy police escort. It's not immediately clear where the K9 officer is being treated.

As in the vast majority of these cases across the state, agents from the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) were asked to lead the investigation into the incident.

“We were asked to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Greenville County,” said SLED Executive Director of Affairs Ryan Alphan confirmed to this media outlet.

This is an evolving situation. Please check back for updates.



(Travis Bell Photography)

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