Goose Creek Police:Officer shot in face recovering after second surgery

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - The Goose Creek police officer wounded in the line of duty in July is recovering after a second round of surgery Thursday, the City reported on its Facebook page Friday afternoon.

According to the Facebook post, doctors are confident they were able to repair the damage from the initial gunshot done to PFC Robert Edwards' chest. However, Edwards is in a great deal of pain because of Thursday's invasive surgery.

But the post states Edwards is in good spirits and "all he talks about is coming back to work." Edwards was released from the hospital at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Edwards was checked back into the hospital Sept. 6 to deal with complications associated with his injured lung. In a similar Facebook post, the City alluded to another pending surgery for Edwards.

The night Edwards was shot, a pellet when through his cheek, danced around inside his head and essentially crushed his jaw.

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