BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say a police officer investigating a suspicious person fired his gun at a man who pointed a weapon at him in South Carolina.

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said the officer was not hurt and the man ran into the woods on the side of a road in Batesburg-Leesville after the shots were fired. It wasn’t known if the man was struck.

Koon said on a video posted to Twitter that the officer was flagged down by someone who reported a suspicious person in the road around 4:20 p.m. Monday.

Koon says deputies are using dogs to try to find the man in the woods.

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