CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The National Action Network issued a statement Friday on the shooting of a Berkeley County deputy.
"National Action Network does not condone the violence," NAN State Director Elder James Johnson said in a statement. "We are praying for a speedy recovery for Officer Kimber Gist. We are asking that the public keep Officer Gist in their thoughts and prayers."
Gist was investigating a suspicious vehicle with two people inside behind the Food Lion off Red Bank Road in Goose Creek at around 12:30 a.m. Friday. She detained one man, later identified as Travis Smith, for questioning, according . As she talked to Smith, Lewis said a struggle ensued and the struggle ended in a gunfight.
Smith later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in North Charleston, authorities say.
Lewis said Gist was in stable condition following surgery but has a long recovery ahead of her.