NC officer wounded in shootout dies

22-year-old Officer Alexander Thalmann was shot while stopping a suspect for questioning


By PoliceOne Staff

NEW BERN, N.C. — An officer involved in a shootout Friday night has died. 

According to WITN, 22-year-old Officer Alexander Thalmann was shot while stopping a suspect for questioning. 

The Sun Journal reported a second officer, Justin Wester, was also hit. Officer Wester returned fire after being shot in the leg by 35-year-old Bryant Augustus Stallings, killing him. Wester was released from the hospital on Saturday.

Thalmann was with the New Bern Police Department for seven months. He was also a Marine Corps reservist, WITN reported. 

"I had an opportunity to meet him on several occasions," said Mayor Dana Outlaw. "He was a fine young man. I have children that age, so it brings it all more home to me. Our sympathy and condolences to the family.”

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