are dr martens comfortable Suspects in deadly home invasion appear in court
We’re told Officer Seth Johnson was the first officer to arrive on scene, saw one of the suspects peek through a window, and made entry at 610 Albert St. Johnson rounded the first corner inside the door and was shot right in the chest, his ballistic vest stopping that round.Johnson was recovering at home Friday, we’re told. The whole incident was caught on his body camera. Police tell WSAZ it’s a tool that makes these types of investigations very swift, adding what used to take a week or more now takes just hours.As far as those bulletproof vests, Charleston Police Chief Steve Cooper said Friday they are among the most important pieces of equipment they have.”And they know in an instant, just like in this case in one instant, you can be under assault by a criminal with a deadly weapon,” Cooper said at Friday morning press conference. “And that’s what happened to Officer Johnson. The vest saved his life, his training kicked in and he acted very swiftly, very bravely and very heroically in saving his own life and the lives of other victims maybe in the house and other officers.”Cooper went on to call the vests “worth their weight in gold.”Neighbors say 610 Albert St. is no stranger to a police presence either, telling WSAZ officers have been there several times over the last few months. Police would not comment Friday on any connection between the people involved, and their connection to that property.”Forty three years ago it was real quiet and everything,
” said one man who lives nearby, Bob Gardner. “Everybody got along and everything like that. And right now it’s, I don’t know there’s been a shooting down there and everything else and I don’t know whether it’s drugs or what.”Gardner, along with other neighbors, said it is concerning what happened Thursday night, especially with so many kids running around the neighborhood.”I don’t know, it’s getting pretty bad. It’s getting pretty bad everywhere,” Gardner lamented.Four suspects face charges in connection with the incident. on Thursday Patrolman S. Johnson was responding to a burglary call on Albert Street.Police say when Johnson entered the home, he encountered gunfire from a man identified as Seth Hardwick.Patrolman Johnson was struck once in the torso, but was wearing his bulletproof vest.According to the complaint, Johnson returned fire, killing Hardwick.Another man, identified as Chrishawn Perkins, 25,
of Charleston, was also shot inside the home by another officer who was responding to the scene, according to police.Police say Seth Hardwick, Chrishawn Perkins, Christopher Perkins, Casey Tucker and Raynee Herman met at the Go Mart on Bigley Avenue before the incident and traveled together to Albert Street.Herman waited in the vehicle, while the other four suspects exited the vehicle armed with handguns, according to police.Police say Hardwick kicked in the front door while he and the other three suspects entered the home where they held the residents at gunpoint while demanding drugs and money.Casey Tucker is charged with attempted murder, robbery in the first degree and burglary.Raynee Herman is charged with burglary and robbery in the first degree.Christopher Perkins is charged with burglary, robbery in the first degree, and attempted murder.Chrishawn Perkins was released from the hospital late Friday afternoon. He is charged with burglary, robbery in the first degree, and attempted murder.All three have a bond on $150,00 cash only.Charleston Police haven’t released many details yet,
but we do know the officer who was hit by the gunfire is going to be okay. The bullet was stopped by his bullet proof vest.