SLED releases surveillance video of suspect in deputy shooting

VIDEO: Authorities call off search for gunman in attempted murder of Berkeley Co. deputy
A frame from the surveillance footage. (Photo Source: SLED)
A frame from the surveillance footage. (Photo Source: SLED)
Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Lt. Will Rogers (Source: Facebook)
Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Lt. Will Rogers (Source: Facebook)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The State Law Enforcement Division has released surveillance video of the man wanted in the attempted murder of a Berkeley County deputy late Thursday night.

The video shows a person walking away from the scene of the shooting and carjacking a black Hyundai Santa Fe from the parking lot. The suspect is then seen speeding off.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Office officials say Deputy Lt. Will Rogers was shot multiple times in several locations by a masked suspect in Moncks Corner around 10:30 p.m.

Hospital officials announced just after 7 a.m. that Rogers was out of surgery and moved to the ICU. Rogers is in critical, but stable condition, according to MUSC officials.

Deputies say the stolen vehicle was was located around 12:25 a.m., wrecked in a ditch in the area of Cypress Gardens Road. The suspect had fled the scene by the time the car was found.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Authorities describe him as being 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. He was carrying a maroon/red silk sack.

Cypress Gardens was shut down Friday morning because it is part of the search area, Berkeley County officials said.

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