NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Two North Charleston area restaurants held a fundraiser on Tuesday for the recovery of a Berkeley County deputy wounded in the line of duty.
The Northwoods Mall and Rivers Avenue Chick-fil-A locations are donating 10 percent of Tuesday evening sales to the recovery of Berkeley County Sheriff's Cpl. Kimber Gist.
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Restaurant crews took a picture of Gist who made a stop at the Rivers Avenue Chick-fil-A where officials reported over $2500 in sales with around 300 people coming out to show their support.
Even though the corporal is still recovering, she stopped at the location to show her appreciation for the community's support.
Gist was wounded multiple times on Feb. 26 while investigating a suspicious vehicle behind the Food Lion off Red Bank Road. Deputies say a fight broke out between Gist and the accused shooter as she was getting information from him. The struggle turned into a gunfight, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said.
Gist was released from Trident Hospital on March 4 after spending a week there.