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N.C. officer fatally shot in his home

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September 14, 2005

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N.C. officer fatally shot in his home

Officer Down: Quinn Witherspoon - [Concord, North Carolina]

Biographical Info

Age: 34

Additional Info: Officer Witherspoon had been with the Concord Police Department since 1994. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Officer Witherspoon died of a fatal gunshot wound to the head by his service revolver.

Date of Incident: September 13, 2005

By Joe Marusak and Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., The Charlotte Observer

Police are investigating the Tuesday shooting death of a Concord police officer in his Mooresville home.

Officer Quinn Witherspoon, 34, died of a single gunshot wound to his head from his service gun, Mooresville Police Chief John Crone said.

Police have no reason to suspect foul play or that the shot was self-inflicted, at least at this initial stage of the investigation, Crone said. He said it will take a week to conclude anything about Witherspoon's death. Friends and family must be interviewed, an autopsy performed and evidence collected, the chief said.

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