UPDATED 8:35 PM PT – Thursday, December 3, 2020
A police officer who was shot in the face in West Virginia has died from her injuries.
On Thursday, the Charleston Police Department confirmed 28-year-old officer Cassie Johnson was taken off life support. She was pronounced dead at 4 p.m.
R.I.P. CASSIE JOHNSON ? A West Virginia police officer has died two days after being shot by a suspect while responding to a parking complaint. https://t.co/HbTxyGpWkw
— KDKA (@KDKA) December 4, 2020
On December 1, Johnson was responding to a traffic complaint when 38-year-old Joshua Phillips allegedly shot her in the face. The officer quickly underwent surgery.
#officerdown Patrolman Cassie Johnson, Charleston Police Department (West Virginia), EOW 12/3/2020 @CharlestonPDWV #ODMP Memorial: https://t.co/VHbZeCBZ1f pic.twitter.com/KxWfNZmH5R
— ODMP.org (@ODMP) December 4, 2020
“I never dreamed until this happened how many people in this community loved her,” Johnson’s mother said. “That means more to me than anything in this world.”
The Charleston Police Department has started a ‘Go-Fund-Me‘ to help the family with medical expenses. A date for the funeral will be announced at a later date.