A police officer from West Virginia was removed from life support, just two days after she sustained shots to her face.
News sources reported how the incident took place during a small scale traffic complaint. However, no one could possibly imagine how that could ultimately result in her death.
According to authorities, Cassie Johnson was a police officer from Charleston.
At just 28 years of age, she was caught in the middle of a traffic complaint that ultimately resulted in her death.Meanwhile, the Police Department’s chief had mentioned how he feared that she wouldn’t make it through, just one day before her death.
And that’s because her injuries were of a severe kind.
However, it was shocking for many to find out how she was removed from her life support machine at 4 pm, the next day that the statement was made.
“The city’s mayor, Amy Shuler Goodwin, expressed her sadness on the tragic event with the following words: “To say that we are very heartbroken would truly be an understatement. We are at a huge loss because we have lost one of our sisters in blue.”
As far as the incident that led to her death is concerned, news agencies confirmed how Johnson was on duty, responding to a minor traffic complaint. During the late hours of the afternoon, she came across a 34-year-old suspect named Joshua Philips. Moreover, he was parked in a designated driveway that wasn’t actually his.
Therefore, the duo got into a brawl, right before Johnson received shots to her face. However, it’s still not confirmed as to who shot first. And that’s because cops speculate that Johnson shot Joshua twice in the torso region, pulling her gun out first.
After the tragic incident took place, she was rushed to the General Hospital of Charleston Area’s Medical Center.
However, doctors and her fellow cop members feared the worst, worried that she wouldn’t pull through, moments before her death.The police chief also mentioned how her body’s organs would be up for donation.
Meanwhile, the suspect, Joshua Phillips is still in the hospital, while his charges remain on pending status.