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Deputies Capture Man Accused of Shooting at Officers

5:32 PM, Dec 21, 2012   |    comments
Ernest Maurice Allen (Image: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
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Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - Kershaw County deputies have captured a man they say shot at officers.

Earnest Maurice Allen, 25, is accused of shooting at four deputies Thursday night. 

According to Sheriff Jim Matthews, deputies attempted to pull Allen over during a traffic stop on Precipice Road in Camden, when he got out of his vehicle and shot at a deputy several times.  When the deputy fired back, Allen fled on foot. Sheriff Matthews says the deputy was not injured. 

Investigators say they caught up with Allen Friday. They say when they encountered him, he ran off and tried to high in a storage shed behind a mobile home.

Officers say Allen had marijuana and nearly 800 dollars in cash when the caught him.

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