BCSO Lt. Will Rogers checked back into hospital

Published: Jun. 16, 2015 at 2:12 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County officials announced Monday that BCSO Lt. Will Rogers has been checked back into the hospital.

Rogers had been discharged from the Medical University of South Carolina earlier this month and sent to an undisclosed rehab center.

The Berkeley County Government's twitter account posted the following at 9:48 p.m.

@BerkCoSheriff Lt. Will Rogers has been checked back into a hospital. The Rogers family asks for the public's continued prayers.

Last month officials with the sheriff's office said Rogers' condition was improving and continued to recognize family, friends, and co-workers. Officials said he was 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.

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