Officer Down Update
A Berkeley County deputy was shot several times last night at a gas station at Highway 52 and Cypress Gardens Road. The last word on Lt. Will Rogers is that he was out of surgery.He is said to be critical, but stable.
We were initially getting information that Rogers may have walked into an armed robbery in progress. Current accounts released by Interim Sheriff Butch Henerey indicate Rogers was talking with a citizen when a masked gunman came from behind the building and opened up on him. The gunman then carjacked a citizen’s vehicle and fled. That vehicle was found at the boat landing on Cypress Gardens Road.
The suspect is described as being between 5’10” and 6’4″, 200 to 225 pounds, thin build, wearing a black mask, grey sweatpants with a white stripe, a white long sleeve shirt and carrying a red in color silk bag. That physical description seems to be all over the place. At this time there is no definitive information on the race of the suspect, although WCIV is reporting citizens received automated calls from Berkeley County government in which the suspect was described as black.