Suspect in shooting of NC detective killed by police
Brandon Smith had been on the run since Thursday, when he shot and wounded Detective Michael Spencer
By Alyssa Rosenberg
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The search for a man wanted for allegedly shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy came to a fatal end Sunday.
"Brandon Smith is dead," District Attorney Ben David said during an early evening news conference near the scene where the 30-year-old suspect was shot and killed.
David said Smith was killed after a car chase and foot chase that ended with shots fired. Investigators said Smith shot Det. Michael Spencer in the leg Thursday as Spencer and a Wilmington Police detective, both members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, approached Smith and another man in Creekwood. The other man was taken into custody after the shooting, questioned and later released. Smith had been on the run since.
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