Charleston, WV, Police Chief James “Tyke” Hunt says CPD Officer Cassie Johnson will not be able to pull through her injuries after being shot in the line of duty, Tuesday.
Johnson has been clinging to life at CAMC General Hospital where she was taken immediately after the shooting.
“She is still fighting, but her body is unable to sustain life by itself,” Hunt said in a press conference at 5 p.m. this afternoon.
Medical services for Johnson were terminated at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, WOWK reports.
Johnson was sworn into the CPD in January 2019 at 26-years-old after serving as a humane officer.
Chief Hunt says Johnson has “one final parting gift to help others.” She is an organ donor. He says doctors are working with her family to determine eligibility and work out donorship.
Officer Johnson was shot in the face Tuesday when she responded to a parking complaint.
The suspect in the shooting, Joshua Phillips, 38, was out on bond for driving on a revoked license following a DUI and also had a charge of brandishing a weapon, according to criminal complaints in 2019 and 2020. He was shot in an exchange of fire with Officer Johnson. His medical condition has not been released.