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Raleigh Police Officer Shot in Face While Trying to Arrest Suspect

Raleigh Police Officer Shot in Face While Trying to Arrest Suspect

Raleigh Police Officer Shot

Raleigh Police Officer Shot in Face While Trying to Arrest Suspect

A Raleigh, North Carolina police officer was shot multiple times Wednesday night while trying to arrest a suspect on Western Boulevard near Schaub Drive.

One suspect is in custody, police said late Wednesday evening. Early Thursday morning, law enforcement officers told ABC11 that a second suspect, who had been hiding in a shed, was also in custody.

I can confirm a second suspect is in custody now in connection to this shooting of a Raleigh police officer. I’m told the suspect was hiding in a shed.

The officer was rushed to WakeMed in unknown condition. As of 11 p.m., he was in surgery, RPD said.

“We are praying for the best outcome. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for the officer, the family, and the Raleigh Police Department. We appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes,” RPD said in a news release.

Law enforcement officers were using flashlights to search nearby woods, in what appeared to be a wide search area.

Shortly before 10 p.m., an ABC11 crew at the scene heard flash bangs from in the neighborhood behind us. It was unclear exactly where officers were searching but they were concentrating on an area about a half mile from the shooting scene.

Police requested the assistance of a State Highway Patrol helicopter in the search.

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