Some Questions Answered
Yesterday afternoon we were heard a rumor of a possible suspect in custody in the attempted murder of BCSO Lt. Will Rogers. An hour later authorities started breaking down the perimeter. Even as Harve Jacobs reported live that the search would go on we could see officers in the background packing up the mobile command post. That possible suspect was being held in Georgetown. It was later determined he probably was not involved in this assassination attempt.
It was good that authorities looked at him, though. He is from Moncks Corner, after all. The only problem is that particular suspect is white or Hispanic. The suspect in the video at the scene appears to be black. We did notice a WCIV reporter picked up on that fact, even if they won’t actually report it until they are told to do so. After the video was released the reporter specifically asked if the suspect was wearing gloves and was given a definitive answer of “No”.
So, you citizens know what you are looking for even if those in charge at BCSO and those in the media won’t tell you. All you have to do is look at the suspects hands as you watch the video.
Others have made comments about the white car seen fleeing the scene. We have learned that car was driven by the person Lt. Rogers was talking to when he was ambushed. After shooting Rogers from behind the gunman pointed his firearm at the driver. He may have intended to take that vehicle at gunpoint. What would you have done? The driver backed away from danger, as most would, then drove off and circled back to render aid to Lt. Rogers after the gunman had carjacked another citizen. Thanks to Moncks Corner Chief of Police Chad Caldwell’s statement to the press, we now the person in the white car was also a police officer, probably off-duty.
Let’s hope this assassin is caught soon. If he won’t hesitate in his efforts to kill a law enforcement officer, he definitely won’t hesitate to kill you.