UPDATE: Officer Shot in Charleston, WVA Not Expected to Survive
Charleston, West Virginia – 28-year-old police officer Cassie Johnson who was shot in the line of duty yesterday is not expected to survive the injuries sustained in the shooting according to sources.
Johnson, who had been an officer with the Charleston Police Department only since January of 2019 was dispatched to a parking complaint at approximately 3 p.m. on Garrison Avenue near the intersection of Crescent Road in Charleston when the incident took place.
Although few details on the shooting that occurred December 1st, it is understood that the suspect, 38-year-old Joshua Williams shot officer Johnson in the face, and was then shot by Johnson who returned fire. Williams remains in hospital.
“With a heavy heart, I hate to say she is not going to be able to pull through this, She is still fighting but her body is unable to sustain life by itself,” said Charleston Police chief Tyke Hunt at a press conference held outside the hospital Wednesday evening.
Chief Hunt also stated that officer Johnson is an organ donor and preparations are being made currently for her organs to be harvested for donation in a final act of selfless courage.