- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A federal drug agent was shot in the arm as he helped a team of officers raid a home in Orangeburg County, according to the FBI.

Joel Robinson fired several shots as he tried to run from his home around 10 miles south of Orangeburg during the Sunday evening raid, but gave up when he realized he was surrounded, an FBI agent said in a sworn statement.

Robinson, 32, is charged with assault on a federal law enforcement officer. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Barry Wilson was shot in the elbow and the round removed at a Columbia hospital. No one else was injured, and no one else was in the home with Robinson, according to court papers.

Drug agents raided Robinson’s home because they suspected he had been making PCP for several years. He was making the drug at the time of the raid, the FBI said.

Officers raiding the home had to cut a lock from a gate on a road leading to the home and used their sirens as they approached. Several shouted “police!” several times and all had bullet-proof vests identifying themselves as law officers, according to court papers.

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