BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - After recovering for a week, a deputy wounded in an early-morning shooting in Berkeley County was released from the hospital on Friday.
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office posted a picture Friday evening of Cpl. Kimber Gist being released from Trident Hospital.
"We are very grateful for all the messages, prayers and calls from all over the country wishing Kimber a speedy recovery," BCSO officials said."Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Trident hospital who treated Kimber so well this week."
Gist was shot multiple times last Friday after a struggle ensued with a suspect behind a Food Lion off Red Bank Road.
Officials say Gist was investigating a suspicious vehicle with two people inside.
A fight broke out between her and accused shooter Travis Smith as she was getting information from him, according to authorities. That struggle turned into a gunfight, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said.
Smith was later found dead in a home in North Charleston with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident.