N. Charleston police officer set to be released from hospital

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston police officer who was shot during the weekend is set to be released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Police department officials say David Winslette was shot twice by Timothy Darrell Johnson on Saturday.

An affidavit says Winslette was leaving the scene of a home theft on South Allen Drive earlier that morning when he spotted a man that fit the description of the suspect at the El Cheapo gas station.

A spokesperson for the police department says that without warning, Johnson opened fire on the officer. Johnson allegedly fired four shots, hitting the officer twice. Once in the chest and once in the knee.

Authorities say Winslette did not fire his weapon during the incident.Johnson fled the scene of the shooting and it was a little more than 12 hours later when he was arrested with two other men.

Johnson was denied bond for the shooting. Police charged two other men with accessory after the fact of attempted murder of a police officer.

A spokesperson for the North Charleston police department said that Johnson has been convicted of crimes stemming back to 2005. That year, Johnson was arrested and charged with unlawful carry of a weapon. Johnson received a minor in possession of alcohol in 2007 and has a pending case of grand larceny from 2010.

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