South Carolina sheriff's deputy shot several times by masked man; condition unknown, shooter still at large
A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy underwent surgery after being shot several times by a masked man in a gas station Thursday night.
The condition of Deputy Lt. Will Rogers, with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, has not been announced, and the search for the suspect is ongoing.
Rogers had pulled into an Exxon station near Highway 52 in Moncks Corner around 10:30 p.m. He was talking to a customer in the parking lot when the armed attack, who was carrying a red silk sack, came around the corner and shot him, police said. The suspect then stole a black SUV and took off. Police found the car abandoned after midnight near a boat landing, WCSC reported.
Rogers was rushed to a hospital and had surgery through the early morning hours, police announced around 3:30 a.m. It’s unclear where he was shot, how many times he was shot or if the suspect might be connected to any other crimes that night. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
Rogers has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience and was one of 15 candidates in last year’s sheriff runoff election, the Post