Charleston County Sheriff’s Office video shows deputies get into wild shootout with armed passenger.
Shocking dashcam video shows South Carolina deputies getting into a shootout with a man who jumped out of a car and began firing after getting pulled over.
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Re: Deputy-Involved Shooting
Deputy wounded, suspect killed in Ravenel shooting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, May 7, 2023
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputy was released from
the hospital Sunday night after being shot during a traffic stop earlier in the day.
Deputy Evan Cubbage was hit three times during an exchange of gunfire with the suspect, who
was killed. The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting. A second deputy
involved in the shooting was not injured.
“This traffic stop highlights the danger that our deputies face day in and day out,” Sheriff Kristin
Graziano said. “They have to put themselves in harm’s way. We are very fortunate that these
two deputies survived this incident.”
Deputy Cubbage conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle shortly before 3:45 p.m. at 4915
Savannah Highway near Ravenel. The second deputy arrived a short time later to provide
During the encounter, the passenger of the vehicle opened fire on the deputies, and Cubbage
was struck. The deputies returned fire, hitting the man, who died at the scene. The Charleston
County Coroner’s Office will identify the man when appropriate.
The female driver of the vehicle was detained.
Deputy Cubbage was transported to MUSC for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening
injuries. Fellow deputies and CCSO command staff were on hand to show support when he was
released from the hospital about 9 p.m. Cubbage has been with CCSO since August 2020.
Per protocol, the deputies involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave. CCSO also
conducts an internal investigation into all shootings involving its deputies.
Northbound Savannah Highway was expected to be closed for the rest of the day while
southbound lanes remained open.
CCSO thanks the many surrounding agencies who responded to assist during the incident and
to show support for the deputies.
UPDATE Monday May 8, 2023
Deputy Alexander Hodge, who was hired in December 2018, was the second deputy involved in
the shooting. Photos of both deputies are below.