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    Two minors were stabbed and one teacher was injured Thursday morning at a public high school in Jacksonville, North Carolina. A physical altercation broke out inside a common area in Northside High School at 7:01 a.m., with a school resource officer arriving on the scene 20 seconds later. The students were treated at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, with one dying of their injuries. An autopsy has yet to determine the student's cause of death. A teacher received medical aid from EMS on the scene for minor injuries but was not stabbed. Because all involved students are minors, the Jacksonville Police Department is not releasing any names. POLICE ARREST TEENAGER AFTER DOUBLE SHOOTING OUTSIDE DC CHARTER SCHOOL "Our partnership with the Onslow County Schools enabled the police officer to respond quickly, which certainly prevented any additional injuries," Jacksonville Police Chief Mike Yaniero said during a press conference Thursday. Onslow County School District Superintendent Barry Collins reported Thursday that each of the district's 22 schools has at least one school resource officer, with...
    Officers arrested a man who assaulted a 21-year-old victim and then later assaulted an officer in Prince William County, as well, police said.  On August 4, Javon Salmon, 21, of North Carolina allegedly beat up a 21-year-old woman he was fighting with, before he fled into a local Manassas business, according to the Prince William County Police Department.  Law enforcement said that when they found Salmon in the business, he resisted arrest and pushed an officer down while fleeing the scene on foot. After a brief struggle, officers got Salmon into custody and he was charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, domestic assault and battery, and obstruction of justice, police said. Salmon was held without bond and had a pending court date, officials reported.
    MOIUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a police officer in 2020, authorities said. During his hearing, Joshua Tyler Funk, 24, of Mount Holly, entered a guilty plea for murder, news outlets reported. In exchange for his plea, the other charges filed against him were dropped. Funk was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Mount Holly police officer Tyler Herndon was one of several officers to respond to a call at Mount Holly Car Wash and Arcade on Dec. 11, 2020, according to a news release at the time from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Herndon was shot during a shootout between Funk and the responding officers, officials said. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A suspect's "mere possession" of a firearm does not authorize law enforcement officers to use deadly force, according to a recent opinion by a three-judge panel on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The March 30 opinion in the case of Knibbs v. Momphard stems from an April 2018 shooting in Franklin, North Carolina, where Macon County Deputy Anthony Wade Momphard Jr. was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing after he shot and killed a resident at a home he was investigating for a "nocturnal disturbance." At the time, then-District Attorney Greg Newman said the deputy was "justified in his use of force" because the officer heard someone "rack" a round in a shotgun. Momphard claimed that when he shined his light into the home of now-deceased Michael Scott Knibbs, he found the resident pointing his shotgun on the other side of the window, though it is disputed whether the shotgun was actually pointed at the deputy. PROSECUTORS WON'T CHARGE OFFICER WHO SHOT AMIR LOCKE "Knibbs never made any verbal threats or movements with the shotgun. He was shot...
    A North Carolina police officer is accused of selling 56 grams of cocaine for $2,600 while he was in uniform and sitting in his patrol car, according to federal prosecutors. Raleigh police officer Keven Rodriguez, 33, was taken into custody by agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Wednesday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said at a news conference. Rodriguez is charged with distribution of a quantity of cocaine and possession of a firearm in connection with that offense, Easley said.  On January 24, Rodriguez allegedly met with a confidential informant and sold them 56 grams of cocaine in exchange for $2,600 in cash, Easley said, adding that he drove to the meeting in his patrol car, while in uniform and carrying his department firearm.   The wired informant spoke to Rodriguez through his right passenger window, and the transaction was recorded on audio and video and observed live by agents. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison if convicted, and a maximum of life in prison. It...
    Amid calls for police accountability, North Carolina authorities on Friday released body-camera footage related to the death of Jason Walker, who was shot by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy over the weekend. Walker, 37, was shot and killed on Saturday by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Jerrey Hasher after he allegedly jumped on the officer’s car in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Hash, who has been a member of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office since 2005, was off-duty at the time of the shooting, but insisted to police that he responded in self-defense under the state’s stand-your-ground law. The newly released body-camera video does not show the events leading up to the shooting, but does show eyewitnesses give their accounts of the incident to Fayetteville Police officers who arrived at the scene One man told an officer that Walker jumped onto the hood of Hash’s truck—and in response, the off-duty officer got out of his car and shot him. “He came out the yard, and I was trying to get him to come back over here, and I said, ‘Come back Jason.’...
    Civil rights attorney Ben Crump on Thursday called for authorities to release "the truth" about the death of Jason Walker, a 37-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in North Carolina last week. Crump spoke during a protest Thursday night in Fayetteville, the city where Walker was killed by Cumberland County deputy Jeffrey Hash on Jan. 8 as the two engaged in an apparent traffic dispute. Crump called the shooting "unacceptable" at the event covered by WRAL after he led the crowd through a chant of "Jason Walker matters." "All we're asking for is the truth," Crump said, questioning why a trained police officer did not defuse the situation. "These are the questions that need to be answered." Hash, who is white, said Walker jumped on his car, tore off a windshield wiper and beat his windshield with it before he fired his weapon, a claim protesters contest. Walker's death sparked protests in Fayetteville, including one on Sunday led by his girlfriend Elizabeth Ricks, who said her boyfriend was shot four times by Hash....
    A 15-year-old boy is in the hospital after his father, a police officer, accidentally shot him in the head, authorities said. The teenager from Jacksonville, North Carolina, was hospitalized Monday with serious injuries, according to District Attorney Ernie Lee. SUSPECTED 'SPEEDING DRIVER' WHO KILLED TWO CHILDREN IN HIT-AND-RUN ARRESTED "The father of the victim is the alleged shooter, and he is employed as a law enforcement officer with the City of Jacksonville," Lee said in a news release on Tuesday. "The victim, a male age 15 years, sustained a life-threatening injury from a single gunshot wound to the head [...] This is a tragic event and this matter remains under investigation by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office." The victim was at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, Lee said, adding the investigation will determine whether any charges will be filed. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER "The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the incident and the Jacksonville Police Department is fully cooperating with their investigation," the sheriff's...
    An unidentified police officer in Onslow County, N.C., accidentally fired a shot into his 15-year-old son’s head Monday afternoon that resulted in life-threatening injuries for the teen, a report said. District Attorney Ernie Lee called the shooting a "tragic event," according to Fox 4. The teen was rushed to Naval Trauma Center on Camp Lejeune and later transferred to another hospital, the report said. Another station reported that the teen is fighting for his life. District Attorney Ernie Lee says the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. WCTI 12 reported that officers responded to an accidental-shooting call and located the teen being treated by EMS. The father works for the nearby Jacksonville Police Department.  NORTH CAROLINA MAN OFFICIALLY INDICTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY KILLING 5-YEAR-OLD WITH POINT-BLANK GUNSHOT The Jacksonville Police Department said in a statement that they are cooperating in the investigation. Lee said in a statement that the investigation is ongoing and said "the reports, statements, and other evidence from the investigation will be provided to this office to determine what actions, if any, will be...
    A knife-wielding North Carolina man was shot and killed by police officers after he refused to put down the weapon and repeatedly stabbed his ex-wife's teenage daughter. The incident occurred in the 10,000 block of Blairbeth Street in Charlotte on Sunday night.  The man's ex-wife fled after he forced his way into the Charlotte home, police said in a news release. She alerted cops that her 13-year-old daughter was still inside.  Officers found the man holding the girl at knifepoint and tried to 'de-escalate the situation' before he stabbed her multiple times, police said. The teenager was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries on Saturday, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. She is in stable condition.  Authorities said they are not releasing the names of the man or the victim at this time.    A man was shot and killed by police in North Carolina as he stabbed his 13-year-old stepdaughter in the 10,000 block of Blairbeth Street in Charlotte, North Carolina Cops 'were met with something that horrific, to see a 13-year-old getting stabbed, and they were left with...
    More On: resignations White headmaster who forced black student to kneel resigns from school GameStop loses second senior exec amid shakeup Odds against Cuomo being reelected in 2022, gambling site says Upstate judge resigns over alleged threatening, sexist texts to girlfriend A North Carolina cop caught on video abusing his K-9 partner – slamming the police dog into an SUV – has resigned, department officials said. The resignation of Salisbury Police Officer James Hampton came weeks after disturbing footage was sent anonymously to a local news station showing him lifting up the leashed K-9, Zuul, around his shoulder and slamming the animal into the side of the vehicle. The shocking incident led to an investigation by a third-party agency for the “inappropriate discipline” doled out to the K-9 during a training session, Salisbury police said Wednesday. “The police department’s review determined that Officer Hampton had acted in a manner entirely inconsistent with his K-9 training and had violated police department policy,” police said in a statement. “As a result, he was recommended for termination.” Officer James Hamptonas resigned after...
    A North Carolina officer submitted his resignation on Wednesday after the policeman was seen on video yanking his K-9 partner by the leash and violently tossing him into the back of a cruiser. The Salisbury Police Department identified the handler as officer James Hampton and concluded that he "acted in a manner entirely inconsistent" with his training and in violation of policy, authorities wrote in an announcement. Hampton, who was recommended for termination, tendered his resignation prior to a due process hearing by the department. Disturbing video of the incident, which took place during a training day, showed Hampton placing the struggling canine on a leash and slinging him over his back before telling another colleague, "We're good, no witnesses." The officer is then seen body-slamming the dog into the side of the patrol car and slaps the K-9 while yelling, "Stay." 2 FIREARMS-DETECTING DOGS JOIN MONTGOMERY POLICE K-9 UNIT "Is your camera on?" one of the law enforcement personnel can be heard saying. "I think mine's on," another officer remarked. The dog was later...
    A North Carolina police officer that was seen in a viral video body-slamming his police dog into a car has resigned from the department. Officer James Hampton offered his resignation after the Salisbury Police Department recommended he be terminated for his actions against K-9 Zuul, a press release from the department said. "Officer Hampton tendered his resignation, effective immediately,” the statement says. “The Police Department’s review determined that Officer Hampton had acted in a manner entirely inconsistent with his K-9 training and had violated Police Department policy.” The officer is seen in the video tossing the dog over his shoulder, slamming him against the side of the car, throwing him into the back seat and hitting him. Other officers at the scene were heard on video commenting that there were no witnesses and asking if there was a camera. The statement does not mention any other officers being in trouble for the incident. Hampton went through with a hearing where he had the opportunity to defend his actions but decided to resign before he could be formally terminated. “While we understand...
    A North Carolina police officer who was seen on a video appearing to lift a police dog by its leash and slam the canine into the side of a patrol car has resigned, police said Wednesday. Salisbury Police Officer James Hampton tendered his resignation after the department recommended his termination, the department said in a press release. A video was sent to WJZY, the Fox-affiliated TV station serving Charlotte, earlier this month according to the station. In the video, a dog – later identified as Zuul – exits the vehicle. An officer can be heard yelling, then walks over to the dog and puts a leash on it. The officer picks up the dog by the leash and swings the K-9 over his shoulder as he walks back to the car. "We’re good, no witnesses," someone in the video can be heard saying. Soon after, the officer appears to slam Zuul into the side of the vehicle before shoving the canine inside. He then appears to strike the dog. The Salisbury Police Department confirmed that Officer James Hampton was...
    ROCKWELL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer accused of breaking into a home, assaulting two people inside and attempting to prevent a woman from calling for help is facing several criminal charges. Salisbury Police Officer Malik Byrd, 23, surrendered to authorities Sunday and was placed on paid leave while his department's Professional Standards Unit reviewed the weekend altercation, Salisbury police officials said in a statement. Byrd was accused of illegally entering a Rockwell home late Saturday while he was off duty and attacking a woman inside, grabbing her by the arm, and "pulling and pushing her,” according to a warrant obtained by WBTV. The documents alleged he also punched a man in the home and grabbed the phone from the woman as she attempted to call 911. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged him with breaking and entering, simple assault, assault on a female and interfering with calling 911, officials said. Salisbury police said the department was “fully cooperating" in the investigation and that each officer would receive ethics retraining in 2021 “to include a refresher on the...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 52-year-old North Carolina man dubbed the “blue light bandit” has been charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. James Douglas Miller, of Charlotte, is accused of using blue lights to try to pull over cars on an interstate highway in western North Carolina, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Miller was arrested Thursday and charged with felony impersonation of a law enforcement officer. The sheriff's office said Miller is accused of activating blue lights to stop drivers on U.S. 74 in Rutherford County on two separate occasions between Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. The Charlotte Observer reports that the state highway patrol requires officers who are driving unmarked patrol cars to sound the siren while activating their blue lights when they pull someone over. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina, Associated PressRelated ArticlesBest States10 States With the Highest Incarceration RatesBest States10 Least Obese StatesBest States5 Facts From the Best States RankingsBest StatesPandemic Is States’ Most Pressing IssueBest...
    A North Carolina police department is asking the local community not to 'make assumptions' after shocking video showed a K-9 handler lifting a dog by its leash and slamming it into a patrol car before hitting it. Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes said that the department was reviewing the incident involving K-9 Zull and the unidentified handler.  Video of the questionable incident was sent to Fox 46 by an anonymous source.  Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes said that the department was reviewing the incident involving K-9 Zull and the unidentified handler RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Asian man, 56, is knocked unconscious in unprovoked attack... Judge orders release of Proud Boys member charged in Capitol... Share this article Share Footage of the incident - nearly a minute long - shows the dog exit the car and get immediately scolded by the handler.  The officer then puts the leash on the dog before picking it up and dragging the German Shepherd over his shoulder. He proceeds to slam the dog into the side...
    More On: police officers NYC to publish massive trove of NYPD misconduct complaints Retired cop killed in one-punch attack on Las Vegas Strip House Democrats pass policing bill named for George Floyd NYPD commanding officer to be transferred after community complaints A North Carolina police officer swung his K-9 partner over his shoulder by a leash and slammed the dog into a vehicle, disturbing video shows. The clip shows an unnamed Salisbury cop giving a command to his police dog, Zuul, after the animal exited an SUV during a training session. The officer then approached the animal and put a leash on the dog before lifting it up by the neck and slamming the pooch into the side of the vehicle, video obtained by WJZY shows. “We’re good, no witnesses,” an onlooker said as the officer dragged the animal back to the SUV. “Stay!” the cop yelled at the dog once putting the animal back into the SUV. The officer also appeared to hit the dog while giving the command, video shows. “Is your camera on?” another person...
    SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — An investigation of K-9 training is underway after video showed a North Carolina officer lifting a dog by a leash and slamming the animal into the side of a police vehicle, officials said. Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes told news outlets he couldn't comment in detail on what happened. Stokes said the dog, Zuul, wasn't hurt or stunned and has since been separated from the officer. Zuul was on hand with Stokes for a Tuesday news conference about the investigation. The video was sent to WMYT-TV. It's unclear when the training took place. The video first shows the dog exiting a police SUV before the handler yells “stay." The officer puts a leash on the dog, lifts it up and begins swinging the animal around his back as he walks towards the SUV, the video shows. In the background, someone is heard saying, “we’re good, no witnesses.” The video then shows the officer slamming the dog into the SUV before shoving the dog into the car. The officer yells “stay” and then hits the dog. The...
    LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas police officer who was shot multiple times during a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant with a man suspected of kidnapping a 14-year-old North Carolina girl is expected to make a full recovery, authorities said. Lonoke Police Officer Cody Carpenter “is in good spirits given the circumstances,” city officials said in a statement. Carpenter and another officer confronted the suspect, William Robert Ice, 38, of Jackson Center, Pennsylvania, outside of a McDonald's restaurant Saturday in Lonoke, about 27 miles (43 kilometers) east of Little Rock. Police said Ice began shooting at the officers, striking Carpenter. The other officer returned fire and Ice drove away, but police eventually found him critically injured in his vehicle from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound, Arkansas State Police said. Ice later died at a Little Rock hospital. Ice was suspected of kidnapping the girl from her North Carolina home. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina said Ice took the child Feb. 11 after communicating with her online. The girl was inside the vehicle at the time of the...
    LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas police officer was hospitalized in stable condition Sunday after being shot during a confrontation at a McDonald’s restaurant with a man who was kidnapping a 14-year-old North Carolina girl, authorities said. The suspect died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after fleeing from authorities, according to the Arkansas State Police. The girl was found safe. Two Lonoke, Arkansas, police officers confronted the driver of an SUV parked at the fast-food restaurant Saturday night after the vehicle was connected to a North Carolina child abduction case. Lonoke is located about 27 miles (43 kilometers) east of Little Rock. The driver, later identified as William Robert Ice, 38, of Jackson Center, Pennsylvania, began shooting at the officers as he exited the SUV. One officer was hit while the other one, who was uninjured, returned gunfire as Ice entered the vehicle again and fled, according to state police. An Arkansas State Trooper spotted the SUV and pursued it until the vehicle became disabled in a snowbank. The 14-year-old girl fled from the vehicle and was...
    ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a person has suffered a gunshot wound following a police-involved shooting in Rocky Mount. WNCT reports that the incident occurred Tuesday night during a traffic stop. Authorities say that Rocky Mount police had responded to help the North Carolina State Highway Patrol with the traffic stop. Authorities said the suspect had fled. Rocky Mount police said that officers arrived and encountered a person matching the suspect's description. Police said that shots were fired as officers attempted to detain the person. Police said the suspect suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a nearby hospital. The investigation remains under investigation. No officers were injured during the incident. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina, Associated Press
    Two Haledon police officers seized a handgun from a passenger from North Carolina during a traffic stop, authorities said. Officer Jeffrey Welsh and Class II Special Police Officer Nicola Onnembo stopped the rented 2021 Chevrolet Equinox at the intersection of Pompton Road and Ailsa Avenue on Pompton Road late Saturday, Lt. George Guzman said. The vehicle had been "swerving over the double-yellow lines” even though there weren’t any debris or defects in the road, Guzman said. The officers immediately smelled raw pot as they approached the vehicle, occupied by a driver and two rear-seat passengers, the lieutenant said. Officer Semir Celoski and Class II Special Police Officer Wassim Helwani joined their colleagues at the scene, along with Passaic County sheriff’s officers. Together, they got all three occupants out of the vehicle, Guzman said. One of the passengers, 21-year-old Sherron Torain, told the officers that he had a handgun beneath the rear seat, the lieutenant said. They recovered the .45-caliber Glock Model 21 -- loaded with nine hollow-point rounds – along with a bag of marijuana that Torain had in his...
    Alabama Rep. Barry Moore is the latest conservative to leave Twitter, deleting his personal account after it was suspended for tweets connected to the Capitol riots. On Saturday, Moore sent two tweets with controversial takes about the violent storming of the Capitol on Wednesday which led the platform to suspend his account. In the first, Moore wrote: 'Wow we have more arrests for stealing a podium on January 6th than we do for stealing an election on November 3rd! Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Detroit, would be places I recommend you start; there is video of evidence of these crimes as well! #ElectionIntegrityMatters' There is no evidence to support the claims of election fraud in these cities, a claim which inspired the rally of Trump supporters who overran the Capitol building. Rep. Barry Moore of Alabama deleted his Twitter account after being suspended by Twitter Moore tweeted two controversial messages about the riots at the Capitol on Saturday The tweets have since been deleted, but they were captured by journalist Jamie Dupree In a second tweet, Moore wrote: 'I...
    A suspect allegedly shot a Kings Mountain, North Carolina, police officer Saturday night during an exchange of gunfire. This is the fourth shooting of a Charlotte-area officer in the past two weeks, officials say. A Kings Mountain resident contacted police about a suspicious person on their back porch Saturday night, WSOC TV9 reported. Dispatchers sent Corporal Frank Lee Whittington, Jr. to investigate. Whitting confronted the suspect near a country club. During the contact, the officer and the suspect exchanged gunfire and left both shooters injured, the local news outlet reported. Kings Mountain Police Chief Lisa Proctor told reporters that Whittington was out of surgery and is expected to recover. She did not disclose the nature of his injuries. The as-yet-unidentified suspect is reportedly undergoing surgery for his wounds. “We are very thankful that he is still alive and that we are not planning funeral number three in the last week-and-a-half for another officer,” the chief told the local news station. She referred to the shooting deaths of officers in Concord and Mount Holly. “He is thankful for the support, and that...
    KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A police officer in North Carolina and a suspect were shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire on Saturday night, a police official said. Kings Mountain Police Chief Lisa Proctor said the wounded officer, Cpl. Frank Lee Whittington Jr., was recovering from surgery early Sunday. “He is thankful for the support, and that he is still alive,” Proctor said. “The outpouring from the community has been overwhelming.” Proctor said the severity of the wounded suspect's injuries wasn't immediately clear, WSOC-TV reported. Whittington and the unidentified man traded gunfire after the officer responded to a call from a Cleveland County resident who reported seeing a suspicious person on the home's back porch, according to Proctor. Whittington is a 13-year veteran of the police department in Kings Mountain, which is about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina, Associated Press
    A North Carolina police officer was recovering Saturday night after being shot while on duty, becoming the fourth officer shot in the Charlotte area in a little more than a week, according to reports. Cpl. Frank Lee Whittington Jr., a 14-year veteran of the Kings Mountain Police Department, underwent surgery and was expected to be OK, Kings Mountain police Chief Lisa Proctor said, according to WCNC-TV in Charlotte. Whiitington was shot while responding to a report of a suspicious person on the back porch of a house. Proctor said she didn’t have details about the shooting. No suspect was reported to be in custody as of early Sunday. "We are very thankful that he is still alive and that we're not planning funeral number three in the last week and a half for another law enforcement officer," she said.   SMALL NORTH CAROLINA TOWN MOURNS ITS FIRST POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN LINE OF DUTY The shooting suspect was also hospitalized, WSOC-TV in Charlotte reported.  Cpl. Frank Lee Whittington Jr., a 14-year veteran of the Kings Mountain Police Department, underwent surgery Saturday...
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer and an armed suspect were killed outside a fast food restaurant during a shootout that also left another officer wounded, police said. The shooting happened late Wednesday night in Concord, a city just northeast of Charlotte. Authorities identified the slain officer as Officer Jason Shuping, who joined the force last year. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, the city’s police department said on its Twitter page. The Charlotte Observer reported that the shooting happened in the parking lot of a Sonic Drive-in, after a 911 call about a nearby car crash. A passing motorist told responding officers that a man who was on foot had tried to steal her vehicle at the Sonic, police said. Authorities said that two additional Concord police officers were sent to the Sonic, where they found a man fitting the suspect’s description. “He pulled out a handgun and began shooting in direction of the officers. We believe this is when the officers sustained their injuries,” Chief Gary...
    A suspect is dead after he allegedly shot two North Carolina police officers, killing one, in a Wednesday gunfight. The shootout began after law enforcement discovered a car that had wrecked into a guardrail, according to Fox 46. Police were alerted by a bystander of an attempted carjacking in a Sonic parking lot, and responding officers pursued the suspect on foot. Gunfire ensued after cops confronted the suspect, the local outlet reported. Additional officers arrived during the gun battle and the individual, who was later reported to be a convicted felon, was shot dead as he tried to drive off in a stolen SUV, according to Fox 46. One officer, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene and another was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, a tweet from the Concord Police Department revealed. 1/3 With a heavy heart, we confirm that two Concord Police Officers were involved in an incident resulting in the tragic loss of a CPD officer. The second officer was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. pic.twitter.com/h10AGgpDRN — Concord,...
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer and a person with a weapon were killed in an exchange of gunfire that wounded a second officer, police said. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries following the shooting in Concord late Wednesday evening, the city’s police department said in multiple posts on their Twitter page. The city’s about 23 miles (37 kilometers) northeast of Charlotte. Concord police said the suspect who died was armed. They didn't release any identities or say what led to the shooting. A news conference is planned for Thursday morning. “This loss is devastating not only to the member’s family and loved ones but every police officer across the city, state, and country,” the department said. The fatal shooting marks the second time since last week that a police officer was killed near the Charlotte area. Mount Holly Police Officer Tyler Herndon was fatally shot early Friday in Gaston County. A suspect in that shooting is in custody and has been charged with murder. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights...
    A North Carolina police officer was shot and killed and another officer was wounded Wednesday night in a shootout with a suspect who was also killed at the scene, according to reports. The gunfire happened in Concord, a city of about 79,000 residents, about 27 miles northeast of downtown Charlotte. Neither the police officers nor the suspect were immediately identified. The wounded officer’s injuries were said to be non-life-threatening, according to FOX 46 of Charlotte. SMALL NORTH CAROLINA TOWN MOURNS ITS 1ST POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY Details about the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately released. Drivers and area residents were asked to stay clear of the scene at Gateway Lane near Speedway Boulevard, where several businesses are located, according to WBTV-TV of Charlotte. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP It was the second line-of-duty death of a police officer in the Charlotte area in less than a week. Last Friday, Mount Holly police Officer Tyler Herndon was shot and killed during a break-in at a local car wash, WCNC-TV of Charlotte reported....
    A small North Carolina town is mourning after one of its police officers became the first to die in the line of duty. Mount Holly Officer Tyler Herndon, 25, was killed at a car wash Friday in a shootout with a burglary suspect. Mount Holly Mayor Bryan Hough sobbed as he asked for the community to pray for the fallen officer, the Gaston Gazette reported. Tyler Herndon, 26, had been an officer with the Mount Holly Police Department for two years. (Mount Holly Police Department) “Pray. Pray for the police officers who were there, who rode with him in the ambulance, who I can’t even imagine what they’re going to go through,” Hough said, according to the paper. MINNESOTA OFFICER, SUSPECT WOUNDED IN SHOOTOUT AFTER DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE CALL “We are so sad," he said. "It’s emotional and so sad for his family, for the other officers and for him. Just senseless.” Last year, Fox 46 Charlotte aired a story recognizing Herndon, then a rookie officer, for his efforts at community outreach. ANAHEIM SHOOTING SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER 4-HOUR STANDOFF, JUMPING OUT...
    MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer was killed in a shootout early Friday while responding to a breaking and entering call, authorities said. Arrest warrants say Mount Holly police officer Tyler Herndon was one of several officers to respond to a call at Mount Holly Car Wash and Arcade around 3:30 a.m. Friday, The Gaston Gazette reported. Herndon was shot during a shootout between the breaking and entering suspect and police officers, authorities said. Herndon and the suspect were taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center, but it's not clear when Herndon died. Police charged Joshua Tyler Funk, 24, of Mount Holly, with first-degree murder. Funk is jailed without bond and he has not been assigned an attorney, according to a court clerk. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, crime, North Carolina, policeGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos: Daily Life, DisruptedPhotosArmenia-Azerbaijan Conflict EscalatesNewsThe Week in Cartoons: Dec. 7-11RecommendedHealth NewsFeds Eye Monday or Tuesday for VaccineHealth NewsVaccine Candidate Proves IneffectiveThe ReportNo Vaccine, No School? Best...
    MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer was killed in a shootout early Friday while responding to a breaking and entering call, authorities said. Arrest warrants say Mount Holly police officer Tyler Herndon was one of several officers to respond to a call at Mount Holly Car Wash and Arcade around 3:30 a.m. Friday, The Gaston Gazette reported. Herndon was shot during a shootout between the breaking and entering suspect and police officers, authorities said. Herndon and the suspect were taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center, but it’s not clear when Herndon died. Police charged Joshua Tyler Funk, 24, of Mount Holly, with first-degree murder. Funk is jailed without bond and he has not been assigned an attorney, according to a court clerk. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer was placed on paid administrative leave after a shootout on Sunday left a robbery suspect wounded, officials said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Officer Samantha Thompson, an eight-year veteran, was placed on leave, while the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations looks into the incident. Officers were called to a convenience store Sunday where they found 34-year-old Jemario Bernard Baldwin, a robbery suspect, according to a police press release. Police said Baldwin shot at the officers and one of them returned fire. No officers were wounded in the shooting. Baldwin fled the scene but later crashed into a utility pole, police said. When officers found Baldwin, they realized he had been shot. Baldwin was hospitalized and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer. It's unclear whether he had an attorney who would comment on his behalf. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina, Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A statewide sheriff's group has issued recommendations for police reforms that include more training and banning choke holds in most situations. But the Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that community activists aren't in total agreement with all of the suggestions. The recommendations are in a new report issued by the the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association. One of its recommendations includes requiring all students to watch videos explaining how to interact with law enforcement. “I don’t see how anybody could find it controversial or be opposed to educating high school kids on what the law requires,” said Eddie Caldwell, executive vice president and general counsel of the association. “That’s just education.” But community activist Kerwin Pittman said such a video could skew information in favor of officers and allow them to more easily violate someone’s rights. Pittman serves on the N.C. Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, which was formed by the governor in June. The report also recommends banning choke holds unless the life of an officer or another is threatened and requiring...
    At least five people, including a police officer, were shot at a nightclub in North Carolina on Thursday evening, according to multiple reports.  Authorities said the wounded people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. at Remedies Nightclub in Gastonia, N.C. At least one of the people shot was a police officer, reports said. FLASH FLOODING STRIKES NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA AS CAMPERS TRAPPED BY HEAVY RAIN, AT LEAST THREE DEAD "He seemed to be OK," a witness said of the officer's condition, according to FOX 46 Charlotte.  Witnesses said an argument broke out that was observed by police before the shots were fired, the station reported. ARKANSAS POLICE OFFICER FATALLY SHOT, SUSPECT ON THE RUN: REPORT Officers from multiple agencies responded to the scene, according to Charlotte's WCNC-TV.  A portion of Union Road, located near the nightclub, was shut down as authorities investigated. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Authorities have yet to comment on how many people were involved in the shooting or if anyone was in custody.  This is a developing story. Check back for updates.David Aaro...
    Police in North Carolina have released body camera video showing officers wrongfully detaining a 15-year-old black boy at gunpoint and putting him in handcuffs while he was playing tag with friends at their apartment complex in August.  Video from the Durham Police Department shows officers respond to the Rochelle Manor Apartments complex on April 21 after receiving reports about a black man in a white tank top armed with a gun.  At the time of the officers' arrival, Jaylin Harris, 15, who was dressed in a white top, was playing tag with Zakarryya Cornelius, aged nine, and an 11-year-old boy in the front yard.  Bodycam video released by the Durham Police Department this week shows the moment police pointed guns at a 15-year-old boy playing tag in August  Jaylin Harris was forced to lay on the ground at Rochelle Manor Apartments in Durham after being mistaken for a suspect  The 15-year-old was detained and had his hands restrained behind his back with handcuffs  In the footage, an officer observed Harris run, draws his gun and yells at the...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty to the 2017 beating of a Black pedestrian has had his charge dismissed after a year’s probation and a first of its kind program. Tuesday’s ruling in Buncombe County Superior Court follows completion of a program aimed at bringing healing to the victim and the Asheville community, news sources reported. Activists criticized it as failing to deal with harm caused by the beating, choking and shocking of Johnnie Rush by ex-Asheville police officer Christopher Hickman, who was charged with felony assault in the incident. The court hearing included revelations by Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams about what he said were police mistakes in the case that hampered its prosecution. Attorneys also revealed that, during Hickman’s probation, he worked in a Peace Garden in a historic African American community. Hickman’s attorney, Thomas Amburgey, argued that aside from all other factors, his client had done what was required under the probation. Rush was beaten after he was accused of jaywalking. The city settled the case with him in...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer riding in a motorcade for first lady Melania Trump was injured in a collision on Monday, authorities said. The officer is a member of the Huntersville Police Department, which said on social media that the officer’s motorcycle collided with another vehicle in south Charlotte around 3:25 p.m. The statement from police said the officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that weren’t believed to be life-threatening. The first lady was in North Carolina on Monday to speak to supporters of Republican President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Huntersville. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say there was no threat to the first lady or anyone else involved in the motorcade. CMPD is investigating the crash. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina, Associated Press
    Authorities have identified the person that allegedly urinated on a woman during her flight with Delta Airlines as a Pastor from North Carolina, the New York Daily News reported. The owner of the Loves Wins Ministries, Daniel Chalmers, from Raleigh, was seen urinating on a fellow passenger according to the New York Daily News. The victim, Alicia Beverly, spoke to police and stated that at about 2:45 am on the Oct. 12 flight to Detroit, she was awoken by Chalmers standing over her going to the bathroom, per the New York Daily News. Beverly then began to scream, according to the police report, “She then noticed that Mr. Chalmers urinated on her and she started screaming”. (Gettyimages/PatrickFoto) One of the passengers that was sitting by her was a police officer, according to the New York Daily News, Beverly told the officer what happened and once Alicia stated her case to the officer, Chalmers told everyone that he thought he was inside the bathroom, per the Daily News. (RELATED: FBI Alerted After A Woman’s Luggage Is Urinated On During A Flight)...
    Facebook Daniel Chalmers Daniel Chalmers was identified on Tuesday as the North Carolina pastor who was caught urinating on a plane passenger earlier in October. Chalmers, 46, was arrested by the Wayne Metro Airport police after the Delta flight landed at Detroit Metro Airport on October 12, and the police report of the arrest was provided Tuesday to the Winston-Salem Journal. Chalmers is the founder of his ministry, Love Wins Ministry, in Raleigh and is also on staff at Catch the Fire Raleigh-Durham, according to his bio. The NC Beat also obtained a copy of the redacted police report and reported that Chalmers received a citation for a simple assault and was released from custody. His court date has not yet been provided. Chalmers is married to Shara Chalmers, the co-founder of Love Wins Ministries. According to Shara Chalmers’ bio, the couple has two daughters and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Chalmers has not issued a public statement about the incident since he was identified.The Delta Passenger Came Forward About the Incident & Told Police She Woke Up...
    ROWLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer suffered a broken nose and facial lacerations after he tried to arrest a man in response to a domestic call, authorities said. Rowland officer Michael Sale responded to a domestic call around midnight Friday, news outlets reported. Rowland Police Chief Hubert Graham said when Sale arrived at the home, there was a confrontation between him and a man that started inside the house before it moved outside. The man fought back, hitting Sale in the face. Graham said Sale was taken to the hospital for treatment and released. According to the chief, the fight lasted 10 minutes before another officer arrived and used pepper spray on the man and then arrested him. Police charged Jamel Alphonso Rogers, 26, with assault on a government official and resisting a public official, Graham said. He is being held in the Robeson County jai under a $500,000 bond, and the public defender's office couldn't confirm on Tuesday whether or not Rogers had an attorney. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not...
    A North Carolina police officer was beaten during a Facebook Live video while some onlookers laughed and cheered on the attacker. "Let 'em whup his a--! Let 'em whup his a--!” one man is heard saying in a nearly 11-minute video of the attack. "Don't you let that man take you to f---in' jail!" was also heard being yelled. Some in the crowd urged bystanders to help the officer. This is video from the attack on the officer in North Carolina that left him bloodied and beaten. People on the streets seem to find the situation humorous, and nobody attempts to help the officer. The video is hard to watch. https://t.co/2Tee0hI32d pic.twitter.com/XEVgCsKT6I— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 19, 2020 The incident unfolded Saturday when 27-year-old Michael Sale with the Rowland Police Department was trying to make an arrest. He was the only officer on duty at the time, and it took other police officials additional time to provide backup. He was airlifted to a local hospital suffering a suspected broken bone around his eye. "Today's...
    SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault in the death four years ago of a suspect on whom he used a stun gun after a car chase. Jesse Craig Santifort, 34, a former police officer in Kenly, also surrendered his North Carolina law enforcement certification, news sources report citing the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. A grand jury had indicted Santifort in September 2016 for involuntary manslaughter. The chase began on U.S. Highway 301 near Lucama on March 3, 2016, and ended when a pickup driven by Alexander Warren Thompson, 37, crashed into a fire hydrant. Initially, Santifort said Thompson ran away from him after the crash before he used his stun gun. He later told the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation that Thompson lunged at him and disregarded his commands to stop, so he used his stun gun. But witnesses contradicted Santifort, saying that Thompson was in his truck with his hands up when the officer shocked him. Authorities said Thompson was hit four times with the stun gun. An...
    (CNN)Harold Easter was seizing on the floor of a police interrogation room for about seven minutes before officers found him, a video released by police shows. Three days later, he was dead.Easter, 41, ingested a large amount of cocaine as he was being pulled over by police for drug and traffic charges in Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 23, police say, but he was not given medical assistance right away.On Thursday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released 17 video clips, including body camera and surveillance footage from the police precinct that provide new details about Easter's arrest as well as the moments before and after he collapsed at the police station. "You think I want to die?" Easter is heard on the video as he grips the edge of a table, shaking.The surveillance videos show Easter was inside an interview room for about 45 minutes after his arrest. During that time, Easter was left alone several times. At some point, a person briefly walks inside the room and gives him a cup of water, minutes after Easter had yelled that he...
    HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they are searching for a suspect who they say fired a gun at a High Point officer. The Greensboro News & Record reported Tuesday that the officer had responded Monday afternoon to a report of multiple larcenies from motor vehicles. Police said the officer knocked on the window of an Audi to speak with the driver. But police said the suspect refused to roll down the window down before opening the door and firing a handgun. Police said the suspect fired at the officer's face and narrowly missed. The officer retreated behind his patrol car and returned fire. Police said that another car picked up the suspect and fled. The incident remains under investigation. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Law-enforcement officers in North Carolina shot at a man who attacked sheriff's deputies with a machete and drove his car at a police officer in separate encounters, authorities said. The Times-News reports that the suspect, Benjamin Michael Morley, was treated for a wound on his left leg after police apprehended him on Friday night. Police started chasing Morley, 39, of Mooresville, after he allegedly struck a student with his car on the University of North Carolina's flagship Chapel Hill campus and then drove away, UNC Police Chief David Perry said in a statement. The student didn't report any injuries. A UNC officer who tried to stop Morley fired at him as he was backing up and driving toward the officer, the statement said. Morley drove off and disappeared. Later that night, Alamance County sheriff’s deputies spotted Morley again. Two deputies fired at Morley after he rammed his car into a deputy's vehicle and then lunged at deputies and swung a machete at them, according to the sheriff's office. Morley was charged with three counts of...
    A former police officer in North Carolina’s Asheville Police Department (APD) both admonished and apologized to the community he served in a heartfelt resignation letter published last week in the local newspaper. Justin Wilson, who served as a community resource officer for 10 years with APD, explained in an August 21 email sent to neighborhood groups he worked with that he was moving to Colorado to begin a new career because his law enforcement job “has taken a toll on my personal life,” the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. Wilson also expressed regret for not having offered his community “more safety and protection,” but maintained that police are being expected to stem the tide of social problems that can only be solved by “strong communities.” He further urged Asheville residents to remember that his fellow police officers, who he said “are good people with good hearts,” are confronted with real evil that is “not within our capacity” to curb entirely. His full letter reads: I wanted to write to a few of you who I have had connections with over the past few...
    Democratic presidential nominee on Sunday Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump slams Nevada governor at rally, takes aim at mail-in voting Former NFL coach Mike Holmgren slams Trump pandemic response, throws support to Biden Trump leans into foreign policy amid domestic disapproval MORE condemned violence directed at law enforcement after two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were shot and critically wounded and a deputy in North Carolina was killed.  Biden called the attacks “absolutely unconscionable” and said they “bring only greater violence, injustice, and grief to a nation in desperate need of healing.”  “Brave officers who pin on the shield carry a sacred responsibility and make an extraordinary sacrifice. Just as they owe it to the American people to protect and serve with honor, restraint, and accountability, Americans owe it to them to lessen the needless danger of their inherently dangerous jobs,” Biden said.  “Acts of lawlessness and violence directed against police officers are unacceptable, outrageous, and entirely counterproductive to the pursuit of greater peace and justice in America — as are the actions of those who cheer such attacks on. Those who...
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