Suspect in officer involved shooting near Allen University gave false ID, officials say

South Carolina News

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – The suspect in an officer involved shooting that happened near Allen University on Friday gave law enforcement false identification during his arrest.

According to the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED), 25-year-old Craishun Le Troy Nickens of Bamberg County tried to manipulate officers and gave false information and a false name. Authorities learned of his real name through fingerprint analysis in the National Crime Information Center database.

The suspect name originally released from SLED and previously reported by WSAV has been corrected.

The arrest stems from an incident that happened Friday afternoon. Nickens pointed a gun at someone in a public area. The shooting involved a campus police officer. No one was struck by a bullet.

Nickens had other outstanding warrants for his arrest prior to Friday’s incident.

He is now charged with felon in possession of a firearm, pointing and presenting firearms at a person, carrying or displaying firearms in public building or adjacent areas, and giving false information to law enforcement.

Nickens was booked at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

The case will be prosecuted by the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. SLED’s investigation into the officer involved shooting incident is ongoing.

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