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Officer shot during traffic stop released from hospital

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The suspect in the shooting, 26-year-old Mark Blake, Jr. The suspect in the shooting, 26-year-old Mark Blake, Jr.
Cory Goldstein who has been with the Charleston Police Department since January of 2012. Cory Goldstein who has been with the Charleston Police Department since January of 2012.

Officer Cory Goldstein, who was shot while chasing a suspect Saturday night, has been released from the hospital

Mark Blake, the suspect in the shooting of a Charleston police officer, is still hospitalized from wounds he received from exchanging gunfire with police.  He is being held on felony unlawful carrying of a firearm, cocaine trafficking 2nd offense and failure to stop for blue lights.

According to Charleston police Chief Greg Mullen, the incident started off as a traffic stop and then an on-foot pursuit. Mullen said shots were exchanged between both police and the victim.

The officer is identified as Cory Goldstein who has been with the Charleston Police Department since January of 2012.

The shooting suspect has been identified as Mark Blake Jr., 26. According to Charleston County court records, he was arrested in February on drug charges and was out on bond.

Goldstein and Blake were both shot multiple times.

According to witnesses, police blocked off the area Saturday night and were investigating into the morning. One man told News 2 one of the bullets hit his car windshield that was parked in a nearby hotel's parking lot.

The State Law Enforcement Division is continuing to investigate this case, which is procedure when an officer is involved. SLED has not provided any additional details at this time.

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