Raleigh Police Officer Shot Multiple Times; 2 Suspects In Custody

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Police in North Carolina say an officer was shot several times while trying to take a suspect into custody.

Raleigh Police say the male officer was wounded Wednesday night and hospitalized. Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said Thursday morning the officer was out of surgery but didn’t elaborate on his condition.

One suspect was arrested Wednesday night, while the other was caught hours later after a manhunt that shut down a nearby highway and neighborhood.

A police news release said Cedric Jamal Kearney, 24, faces charges including attempted murder and assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm. A second suspect, Antonio Dequan Fletcher, 21, was charged with possessing a stolen firearm.

It wasn’t clear if they had attorneys. Phone listings for them couldn’t be found in an online search.