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By Scotty Reid
Berkeley County Sheriff Deputy Lt. Will Rogers was shot in the back several times while standing outside a convenience store in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The masked gunman is still at large. Witnesses said a masked assailant appeared from behind a Exxon gas station at Old Highway 52 and Cypress Gardens Road around 10:30 p.m. and as Lt. Will Rogers was speaking with a customer in the parking lot, the suspect came around a corner and shot Rogers from behind.
The suspect was described as being a male between 5’10” – 6’4″ tall, up to 225 pounds, wearing a mask, white long sleeved shirt, and gray sweat pants with a white stripe and carrying a maroon/red silk sack.
Lt. Will Rogers, a 25 year veteran of law enforcement has undergone surgery and is reportedly stable but still listed as critical.
There is no apparent motive for the shooting but South Carolina has experienced several officer involved shootings in the state in the past few months. The most notable killing was the shooting of Walter Scott which was captured on video that showed his execution at the hands of Michael Slager, a North Charleston police officer who has been charged with murder.