Kalamazoo County sheriff meets with shooting victim Abigail Kopf

Posted at 10:14 AM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 10:14:40-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller met with mass shooting victim Abigail Kopf and her parents Thursday at Mary Free Bed in Grand Rapids.

The 14-year-old was shot in the head during the Feb. 20 shooting spree in Kalamazoo.  She was originally believed to be dead before squeezing her mother's hand.

She's gone from critical condition to walking, talking and smiling.

An update posted to her GoFundMe page says she has having difficulty eating:

Eating is a difficult chore; chewing tires Abbie's mouth out. But she has to keep going so that she can get rid of her stomach feed.

Please don't stop giving now. She is going to have lifelong needs to deal with this event.

Photo from Abigail Kopf's GoFundMe Page

Sheriff Fuller said that it's great to see Abigail and Tiana Carruthers, who was hurt in the first shooting, continue to grow following the rampage.

Tiana is credited with shielding a group of children from gun fire.  She's still in rehabilitation and says she's grateful for the outpouring of support.

Six people were killed in the Feb. 20 shootings around Kalamazoo.  Jason Dalton, 45, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting spree.