BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County Sheriff's Lt. Will Rogers was discharged from the Medical University of South Carolina and sent to an undisclosed rehab center as his health continues to improve.
"At the request of the family - we will not disclose the name, city or state of the facility," read a statement on Monday by Berkeley County government officials."The family of Lt. Rogers also wants to share with the public that they know the health improvements are coming from all of the public's prayers. They ask for continued prayers not only for Lt. Rogers but also for all of the men and women who wear the uniform daily to protect and serve our communities."
Just last week officials with the sheriff's office said Rogers' condition was improving and continued to recognize family, friends, and co-workers. Officials said he was now walking with assistance and eating a modified diet of soft foods.
Rogers, a night shift supervisor who has been in law enforcement for more than 25 years, was shot at a gas station on Highway 52 at Cypress Gardens Road in Moncks Corner on May 14 around 10:30 p.m.
Investigators say as Rogers was talking to a customer in the parking lot, a masked gunman came around a corner and shot Rogers from behind.
Rogers was airlifted to MUSC where he underwent emergency surgery. Following the surgery, he was listed in critical but stable condition and moved to the ICU.
Investigators identified the masked gunman as 32-year-old Jerome Thomas Caldwell.
Authorities say a tip and DNA match allowed them to locate Caldwell on May 22 at Robert Mills Manor in downtown Charleston. Caldwell was fatally shot after reportedly opening fire on officers, ending a 10 hour standoff.