Wounded deputy back in hospital


The Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy who was critically wounded after being shot a month ago outside a Moncks Corner gas station is back in the hospital, according to county spokesman Michael Mule.

Lt. Will Rogers was moved from Medical University Hospital at the beginning of June to an unidentified rehabilitation facility. Mule would not say Monday night why Rogers was readmitted to the hospital.

He said Rogers’ family asked the public for continued prayers.

A Facebook post to an unofficial Berkeley County page also asked people to pray for Rogers.

“They are waiting on a bed to admit back to hospital,” the post states.

Rogers, 54, was shot three times from behind in the head and shoulder around 10:30 p.m. May 14 outside the Exxon station at U.S. Highway 52 and Cypress Gardens Road while he was talking with a customer.

The man investigators believe shot Rogers, Jerome Thomas Caldwell, 32, of Mount Pleasant, was shot to death shortly before 2 p.m. May 21 after a 10-hour standoff at Robert Mills Manor, a public housing complex in downtown Charleston.

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