SC deputy shot while on patrol is from Woodruff

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy who was shot twice during a scuffle with a suspect is expected to recover but it will take some time.

From: Melanie Brown
From: Melanie Brown

We’ve learned that Cpl. Kimber Gist is from Woodruff, SC and is a graduate of Woodruff High School in Spartanburg County.
Berkeley County Chief Deputy Mike Cochran says that Cpl. Kimber Gist is doing remarkably well and is in good spirits following surgery. She was shot twice early Friday during a scuffle after she stopped a suspicious vehicle.

Gist has been with the sheriff’s office for about two-and-a-half years and had been on patrol for the past year. She was wearing body armor at the time of the shooting but the shots hit her below the armor.

A suspect in the shooting, whose name has not been released, was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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9:40 a.m.

Authorities say a South Carolina sheriff’s deputy was shot twice below the body armor she was wearing when she was wounded early Friday.

South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry says the deputy stopped a suspicious vehicle in Goose Creek and had placed a passenger from the vehicle in her patrol car.

When she tried to take the driver into custody, a scuffle broke out and the deputy was shot twice. She is in stable condition at the hospital.

Berry says investigators are still looking into whether the officer shot the suspect.

The suspect went to a home in nearby North Charleston where he barricaded himself inside. He was later found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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7:30 a.m.

Police say the suspect in the shooting and wounding of a South Carolina sheriff’s deputy has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor told reporters Friday morning that a SWAT team entered a home where the suspect was barricaded and found him dead.

A female Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded early Friday after she stepped out of her patrol car in Goose Creek. Chief Deputy Mike Cochran said she is in serious but stable condition after surgery.

Pryor says North Charleston officers were told the suspect was headed their way. The man barricaded himself in a house where three people were asleep but the three managed to get out safety. They said the suspect was bleeding.

The names of those involved have not been released.

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6:30 a.m.

Police in South Carolina say the suspect in the shooting and wounding of a county sheriff’s deputy is barricaded in a house.

North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor told reporters Friday morning that officers were told the suspect in the shooting was headed from Goose Creek – where the shooting happened – to North Charleston.

Pryor says three people asleep in the home managed to get out safely and said the suspect is injured and bleeding.

A female Berkley County sheriff’s deputy was shot just after stepping out of her vehicle early Friday in Goose Creek. Chief Deputy Mike Cochran says the deputy is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Pryor says hostage negotiators are talking with the suspect in hopes of convincing him to surrender peacefully.

The names of the deputy and the suspect have not been released.

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5:05 a.m.

Authorities say a county sheriff’s deputy was shot while on patrol in South Carolina.

News outlets report that the female Berkley County deputy was shot early Friday just after midnight after stepping out of her vehicle. Chief Deputy Mike Cochran says the deputy is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Law enforcement officers are searching for the suspect. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has responded to the scene.
Multiple agencies are working a standoff situation on Bexley Street in North Charleston where the suspect who allegedly shot a Berkeley County Deputy is being held up.

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, at 12:25 a.m. on Friday morning, a female deputy was shot while reporting an arrest in unincorporated Goose Creek. The deputy was on patrol along the businesses on Redbank Road when she called out with a suspicious vehicle that was behind a closed grocery store. The deputy arrested a suspect at 12:38 a.m. and shortly thereafter,  the deputy called out that she was in a fight with the suspect. Radio contact was lost with the deputy. The scuffle resulted in the deputy being shot and units responded to the scene.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was wearing body armor when she was shot multiple times. The details on the number of times shot and where have not been released.

Chief Deputy Mike Cochran is currently at Trident Hospital where that deputy has come out of surgery and is in serious but stable condition. Chief Deputy Cochran told News 2 that the deputy was struggling with the suspect approximately 13 minutes after the call was made. He also confirmed that there were rounds discharged from the deputy’s gun. He says the deputy’s name will be released some time Friday morning.

At 6:30 a.m. the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the shooting incident.

Officials are investigating the incident in two separate locations in Goose Creek where the shooting occurred and North Charleston where the suspect is being held up. They located the vehicle registered in North Charleston to the sshortly after the shooting. At this time, officials did not say if the suspect’s vehicle had been located in Goose Creek or North Charleston.

Spencer Pryor with the North Charleston Police Department says the suspect entered a home on Bexley Street where three people were sleeping. The three people got out of the residence and have told police that the suspect is injured and bleeding. Hostage negotiators are on the scene of the standoff and officials are working to resolve the standoff safely and as quickly as possible.

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, North Charleston Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are assisting in the investigation.

We reached out to the Charleston County School District to find out if this situation will affect students headed to school on Friday morning. Erica Taylor with CCSD says that CCSD security and CCSD office of Transportation is currently working with Durham Bus Services to re-route any school buses that may need to pass through the area currently blocked off.

Taylor also says if there is no resolution when school begins, the only school affected, Hursey Elementary School will be on Code Yellow Lockdown to ensure students safety until a resolution.

News 2’s Octavia Mitchell and Brad Franko spoke to Erica Taylor on News 2 Today around 6:30 a.m.

News 2’s Ashley Yost is following the latest in Goose Creek and North Charleston.

 

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