Charleston Officer Shot After Response to Parking Complaint
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston Police officer was shot Tuesday afternoon after responding to a parking complaint.
Officer Cassie Johnson, who has been with the department since January 2019 was shot responding to a call at 3 p.m. on Garrison Avenue near the intersection of Crescent Road in Charleston when the incident took place. She was then taken to CAMC General where she remains in a serious condition.
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CPD Chief Tyke Hunt during a press conference on the shooting said: “Officer Johnson was struck in what would normally be a fatal wound, but in the true fighting spirit of the Charleston Police Department and those who are truly called to serve she is a fighter,” Hunt said. “She has a pulse and she’s not out of the woods, but she is going to be recovering and we hope and pray she makes a full recovery.”
Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin, who was also at the press conference added “I just want to, first of all, say thank you to our entire Charleston community. It was a very difficult day for our first responders, the medics who arrived to help Cassie, and the officers who were beside her every day so not only do we need your prayers tonight need for Cassie, but we need prayers tonight for her mother Cheryl, her sister Chelsea but also to our first responders who make these calls who make these calls every single day.”
The suspect in the incident was also shot but is reported to still be alive.