Greenwood, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Greenwood Police Department said 3 suspects were charged and one more is wanted after Matthews Elementary was placed on a brief lockdown on Tuesday in Greenwood District 50 around lunchtime due to a police incident reported in the area.
According to Greenwood police, an officer was initiating a traffic stop around 12:30 p.m. when one of the three occupants of the car jumped out and began fleeing officers. Police say the suspect threw a handgun as they ran from police.
We're told schools in the area were notified, and Greenwood 50 says Matthews Elementary was placed on a lockdown out of precaution.
Police said all three suspects were taken into custody and the gun was recovered along.
After searching the vehicle, Police said they located a second firearm, ammunition, and different types of pills, some of which were controlled substance prescription medications, and others which tested positive as ecstasy.
Greenwood PD said Kerry Rayshawn Mosley, 30, Akeem Olaajawan Lukie, 30, and Cedria Romahree Elmore, 18 were all charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Ecstasy, and Possession of Marijuana.
Police also said Mosley was charged with Driving Under Suspension 1st and Lukie was charged with Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon along with those other charges.
Officers are working to get a positive identification on the 4th individual who ran from the vehicle.
Greenwood PD said no one was hurt in the incident.