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Chester County officer-involved shooting leads to armed standoff

Deputies said around 3 a.m. there was an officer-involved shooting at High Tower Road in Fort Lawn.

FORT LAWN, S.C. — Chester County Sheriffs responded to an officer-involved shooting which led to an armed standoff in the Fort Lawn area Saturday morning.

Deputies said around 3 a.m. there was an officer-involved shooting at High Tower Road in Fort Lawn. SLED was then called in to assist with an armed standoff operation. Chester County Sheriff’s negotiated with the individual involved.

The suspect, Gerald Williams, Jr, was taken into custody at approximately 11:45 a.m. Williams will be charged with resisting arrest with a deadly weapon and other charges pending.

This investigation is ongoing and law enforcement officers are still in the area conducting this investigation.

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