The 911 tape has been released on the Charleston County deputy shot in the line of duty. “I need EMS, ASAP,” says deputy Jeffrey Degrow. Last week, Charleston County deputy 33-year-old Degrow was responding to a burglary call, when he spotted three men. He chased the men and shots were fired. Degrow was hit in the eye and the arm.
“I got a head wound and an arm wound, and I know that for sure. I’m trying to make my way back out to the roadway so I’m easier to find,” says Degrow.
Degrow was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina to be treated and was released Saturday night. Charleston County’s Public Information Officer John Clark says he’s doing well.
“He’s starting to get some vision back. He’s starting to see colors and everything like that. He’s progressing, slowly but surely, he’s doing well,” says Clark.
Clark says it’s too early to tell if Degrow will be able to go back to work, with his vision.
“It seems to be getting better for him everyday. We’re keeping our fingers crossed, hoping that he will be able to see. So, time will tell, time will tell,” says Clark.
All three suspects are in jail, unable to make bond.
(Clark on injured officer MP3 :60)