Hardeeville, S.C. (WSAV) – The suspect from last night’s deadly shootout in Hardeeville has been identified as Jose Trejo. According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, he has multiple past charges from various agencies including criminal domestic violence, DUI, weapons charges and filing false police reports. A motive has not been determined and SLED is investigating.
Authorities say Trejo was shot and killed by officers last night after he shot at them. This incident happened on Sanders Road in Hardeeville after authorities received a call about a domestic dispute.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Smith and Hardeeville Sergeant Kelvin Grant are recovering from gunshot wounds at Memorial Hospital. According to a 10:30 a.m. press conference by JCSO Sheriff Chris Malphrus and Hardeeville Police Department Chief Sam Woodward, Deputy Smith is scheduled to have a 3 p.m. surgery today and Officer Grant may have surgery later today as well. Both are in stable condition.
Both the officer and the deputy were wearing bullet-proof vests at the time.