Charleston, West Virginia Officer Shot in Face During Parking Complaint Call
Charleston, WV – Charleston Police Officer Cassie Johnson was shot Tuesday afternoon after responding to a parking complaint.
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Officer Johnson, 27 years old, responded to Garrison Ave and at some point during the parking complaint, she was shot in the face. Officer Johnson was reportedly taken to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office advised that the suspect from the incident was taken into custody after also being shot, presumably by Officer Johnson. As of Tuesday night, Chief Tyke Hunt said that Officer Johnson was recovering, but “not out of the woods yet.”
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Our thoughts and prayers are with 27-year-old Officer Cassie Johnson and her family, as she fights for her life tonight. pic.twitter.com/wsLYJwgp7Z
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Hunt also said, “She’s a fighter and I thank God for every moment she’s still with us.” Hunt, as well as Mayor Amy Goodwin and many local police officers and well-wishing citizens surrounded the hospital in a show of support for Officer Johnson.
This is a developing story. Check back to Law Enforcement News Network for updates as they become available.