“Good Samaritan” calls 911 following deputy shoot out

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office released a 911 call and some of the officer radio transmissions from the night a deputy was shot near Goose Creek.

In the 911 call, a woman told the dispatcher she was at the scene with the deputy who was shot in the leg.

“I’ve got an officer here. She was shot…officer 144,” the woman said of Cpl. Kimber Gist.

The caller also told the dispatcher Gist was alert and conscious. Sirens could be heard in the background of the call recording.

“I think they’re going after the person who shot her,” the caller said, “but I don’t see an ambulance yet.”

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff, Gist was shot around midnight Friday after an altercation.  Gist was investigating a suspicious vehicle behind a shopping center on Red Bank Road.

The caller told dispatch she was blocking traffic with her car while she waited for an ambulance to arrive.

The Sheriff told News 2 Gist was shot multiple times, and they believe her bulletproof vest saved her life.

The suspect in the shooting is 36-year-old Travis Smith. The coroner says he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Bexley Street in North Charleston following the shooting with Gist.

In a Facebook post, Gist’s family called the woman a “good Samaritan”.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

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