NCPD: Officer who shot himself terminated

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Sgt. Eddie Bullard has been terminated from employment with the North Charleston Police Department.

Bullard is the officer who is currently being investigated by SLED. Officials say he shot himself and made up a story involving two suspects -- a story that wasn't true.

North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor says Bullard's termination was effective on July 9.

The morning of July 4, Sergeant Eddie Bullard was found shot lying on the ground near a carpet store on Rivers Avenue. The 15-year veteran of the department said two unknown men were the ones responsible, one of them struggled with Bullard and fired the shot that hit him in his vest. Two days later, North Charleston Chief Jon Zumalt, was limited on details, but said that story was a lie.

"I became worried it didn't happen as the officer reported it," Zumalt said. "He came in and we talked to him, we learned it didn't happen."

Check back with ABC News 4 as we continue to develop this story.

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