Officials: 2 arrested after chase, shooting at deputies

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCIV) -- An attempted traffic stop on I-95 morphed into an high speed chase that involved gun fire on Tuesday.

Officials say the incident began at around 7 p.m. as deputies attempted to stop a black Acura with North Carolina tags for improper lane usage and unlawful lane changes.

According to an incident report, a deputy turned on his blue lights and the car began to slow down and enter the emergency lane. But deputies said just as quickly as the driver seemed to comply with the stop, the car got back on the interstate and increased speed.

Deputies kept track of the vehicle as it raced at speeds over 100 miles per hour before exiting I-95 at mile marker 68 on Highway 61 towards Bamberg.

As deputies continued their pursuit of the car, officials say the passenger in the vehicle climbed up to the car's moon roof and fired several rounds from a handgun.

As this happened, officials say one of the deputies in pursuit was able to knock the car off the road.

Two suspects, jumped out of the Acura and ran into a wooded area. But a K-9 unit in one of the deputy cruisers was able to track the men down. The two suspects were then transported to Colleton County Medical Center.

Officials say a check on the vehicle revealed it was reported stolen in Charlotte, N.C.

According to the report, one of the two responding deputies was injured in the incident.

Maurio Doetrel Rivers, 34, of Charleston and Shelly Bronson, 30, have both been arrested.

Dorchester County will be charging the men for failure to stop for blue light and possession of a stolen vehicle. Colleton County will be investigating charges for attempted murder.