Raleigh Police Officer Shot Attempting To Catch Suspect

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The following information was obtained by WIZS News from the Raleigh Police Department Public Affairs Manager.  It is a timeline of events with the arrest of a second suspect at the top and then going back to the time shortly after the officer was shot.  WIZS News received the information at 5 p.m. on January 10, 2019.

Cedric Jamal Kearney (DOB 11/10/94) has been charged with Attempted Murder, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Firearm, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Antonio Dequan Fletcher (DOB 06/28/97) has been charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

The information below was distributed at 2:29 a.m.

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown issues this statement:

“The officer who was shot in this incident is out of surgery. The Raleigh Police Department is grateful for all of the support from the various law enforcement agencies, the surgeons and medical staff, and the community. We ask that everyone continue to pray for the officer and his family.”

The information below was distributed at 12:48 a.m.

The second suspect has been taken into custody without incident.

The information below was distributed at 11:06 p.m. on January 9.

Earlier this evening, a Raleigh Police officer was shot while attempting to apprehend a suspect on Western Boulevard near Schaub Drive. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is currently in surgery. 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.

We have one suspect in custody. We are searching for the second suspect with the help of numerous law enforcement agencies. We ask anyone who knows anything about this crime or who knows the whereabouts of the suspect to contact us immediately.

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