BCSO investigating after active-duty Marine shot in Sheldon area

BCSO investigating after active-duty Marine shot in Sheldon area

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an active duty Marine was shot while in the Sheldon area, just before 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

Deputies say Sheldon Wayne Harris Jr. was driving to the Fawnwood Lane area to visit a friend after working a 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. shift at MCAS Beaufort when he got lost. While trying to call his friend and get directions, he saw a black male standing at an intersection. Officials say as the Marine approached, the suspect fired at him several times.

Harris drove back to the Marine Corps Air Station Main Gate, where base personnel contacted BCSO and EMS for assistance. Harris is currently at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. He is in stable condition.

He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and has received surgery. We are told he was shot a total of three times. The most serious injury he received was to his shoulder. They expect him to be at the hospital for a few days.

The circumstances surrounding this shooting incident are under investigation. BCSO is leading the investigation with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service assisting.

Anyone with information is urged to call Beaufort County Dispatch at 843.524.2777 or CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

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