16 dogs removed from suspect's home in Berkeley County officer-involved shooting

Two of the 16 dogs that were removed from the home of a suspect in an officer-involved shooting.

New developments in the case of a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy shot in the line of duty.

Deputy Cody Gooch was shot last Friday while responding to a domestic dispute call involving a gun in St. Stephen.

Gooch was released a day later and is recovering.

The suspect Calvin Middleton was also shot and remains in the hospital.

After the incident, several truckloads of dogs were taken away from the suspect's property. Animal control removed 16 dogs from the suspect's home on Pine Tree Drive in St Stephen. There were 14 pit bulls recovered and 2 cattle dogs, all of them brought to the Berkeley Animal Center the afternoon of the incident.

The ABC News 4 team visited the Berkeley Animal Center in Moncks Corner to check on the condition of the dogs. One of the dogs was in such bad shape that officials say they had to put it down.

The others are recovering from various health issues.

For now, these dogs will stay at the center.

Once they're all healthy, they can go to rescue groups and be adopted out.

SLED says it is still handling the investigation into the shooting.

Berkeley County says it's looking into why so many dogs were on the property.

No criminal charges have been filed yet.

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