UPDATE: Joshua Rouzard, 30, of Port Royal, has been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s early morning standoff. Rouzard is is arrested on three counts of attempted murder charges, for firing at a Port Royal police officer and two Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies. More charges could follow, as the investigation by the sheriff’s office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) continues.
Port Royal police came under fire when they responded to a domestic violence call from a Port Royal residence at Kent’s Courts mobile home park.
At 1 a.m., Port Royal police responded to a domestic violence call, but when they arrived at the scene, both parties involved said there was no incident.
After police left, they received a second call reporting domestic violence at the same Port Royal residence. When they arrived at the scene, both parties, again, said there was no incident.
After leaving the scene, they received multiple calls from neighbors saying shots were fired at the aforementioned residence.
Arriving at the scene, shots were fired in the direction of the police, but no one was hit.
Both parties involved in the dispute have been identified and are being interviewed.
Charges are pending investigation.
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a search warrant and will continue to investigate the incident along with SLED and the Port Royal Police Department.