A sheriff's deputy is shot in the face with a shotgun in South Carolina. The suspects are tracked down and arrested in Carroll County early Monday morning.
The crime spree lasted nearly 12 hours.
The first shooting happened around 10:00 Sunday night in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
South Carolina sheriff's deputy Brad James attempted to stop three people inside a car, when one of them opened fire, according to police. James, who was shot in the face and the hip, underwent surgery Monday morning and is expected to recover.
The three suspects fled the scene and headed north.
Virginia State Troopers were alerted by South Carolina police that the suspects could be in the Hillsville area. South Carolina police used a cell phone signal to track the suspects.
A Hillsville police officer and two state troopers spotted the suspect's vehicle on Route 52 in Austinville, just outside of Hillsville, around 7:30 am.
Officers stopped the car, and Crystal Lovett, 25, and Shiquan Freeman, 18, surrendered without incident. But a passenger, Robert Odell Brown, 27, jumped into the driver's seat and took off.
Police pursued Brown around the Ridge Road area for about 10 minutes, until he crashed the red Chevy Impala, near the intersection of Route 52 and Ridge Road.
Several shots were fired, according to police. A Hillsville police officer shot "several times" at the suspect, but state police would not say if Brown fired back.
Brown refused to come out of the wrecked car, so police fired a "ferret round" into the car, which is similar to tear gas, to get the suspect out. Brown was taken into custody, without further incident, according to police.
Brown was shot three times and has injuries to his arm. He was shot twice by Virginia officers and once by the South Carolina deputy, according to police. Brown was taken to a Roanoke hospital for surgery on his arm. He's expected to be OK.
Brown will be charged with attempted murder in South Carolina. The Spartanburg sheriff says the two others who helped Brown escape are being charged as accessories.
Virginia State Police have charged Brown with assault and battery on a trooper and felony alluding police.
All three suspects are being held on fugitive warrants in Virginia until an extradition hearing later in the week.