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Charleston, West Virginia Officer Shot in Face During Parking Complaint Call

Charleston, West Virginia Officer Shot in Face During Parking Complaint Call

by Leah AnayaDecember 1, 2020

Charleston, WV – Charleston Police Officer Cassie Johnson was shot Tuesday afternoon after responding to a parking complaint.

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.”

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.

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Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at
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