Sheriff’s Deputy Shot Several Times in South Carolina – Suspect on Loose (VIDEO)
A South Carolina sheriff’s Lt. Will Rogers was shot several times at a gas station late Thursday.
Rogers made it through surgery Friday morning.
The Post and Courier reported:
The State Law Enforcement Division released photos and video Friday showing the masked man accused of shooting a Berkeley County sheriff’s Lt. Will Rogers at a gas station and stealing an SUV at gunpoint to flee the scene.
The 54-year-old deputy, who was shot multiple times, made it through surgery Friday morning. He was in critical condition, according to a Berkeley County spokesman.
A massive search for the gunman involving several law-enforcement agencies has continued since the shooting late Thursday. SLED has brought in a helicopter and bloodhounds and is leading the investigation.
Acting Sheriff Butch Henerey said the search is covering “a large area” near the Exxon at U.S. Highway 52 and Cypress Gardens Road where Rogers was shot.
The sheriff told reporters the search is focusing on a red or maroon multi-colored bag the suspect was carrying when he shot the deputy.
The gunman is decribed as thin, between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-4 and 200 to 225 pounds. He wore a black mask, a white long-sleeved shirt and gray running pants with a white stripe down the side. The suspect’s race has not been determined.
Cypress Gardens, the popular tourist and educational attraction, is closed until further notice today because of the search for the gunman, Director Dwight Williams said.