Officer Shoots Armed Suspect - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

02/23/06

Officer Shoots Armed Suspect

One man is in the hospital after being shot by a Savannah-Chatham police officer. Shortly after 4am this morning, Officer Clifford Huggins and a partner were following a suspicious vehicle near Montgomery Street. According to police, the suspect, 25-year-old Jerome Hill, got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at the officers.

Officials say Officer Huggins fired two shots in self-defense, hitting Hill at least once.

Hill was taken to Memorial Health and is listed in serious, but stable condition.

Inside the suspect's vehicle, a woman says Hill was sexually assaulting her.

Hill will be charged with aggravated sodomy and aggravated assault on a police officer.

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