Wounded SC deputy expected to recover

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy who was shot twice during a scuffle with a suspect is expected to recover but it will take some time.

Berkeley County Chief Deputy Mike Cochran says that Cpl. Kimber Gist is doing remarkably well and is in good spirits following surgery. She was shot twice early Friday during a scuffle after she stopped a suspicious vehicle.

Gist has been with the sheriff’s office for about two-and-a-half years and had been on patrol for the past year. She was wearing body armor at the time of the shooting but the shots hit her below the armor.

A suspect in the shooting, whose name has not been released, was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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