NC officer shot, 3 suspects still at large
State and local authorities are searching for three men that were in the vehicle with a man who shot and wound an officer during a vehicle pursuit
WADESBORO, N.C. — A police officer was flown to the hospital after being shot in Anson County Tuesday night, officials confirmed.
The incident happened near Myrtlewood housing on Myrtlewood Drive.
According to the Wadesboro Town Manager, the Wadesboro Police Department was involved in a brief chase with a vehicle.
This car is being escorted from the scene by Wadesboro officers. Some of the windows appear to be blown out. We’re told last night’s shooting was the result of a high speed chase after officers were tipped off about a particular vehicle. @WBTV_News https://t.co/SwL5KLYtuT pic.twitter.com/6EjbJack89— Sharonne Hayes (@SharonneHayesTV) May 27, 2020
The Wadesboro town manager updated us a little while ago on scene...this was because officers were (and still are) actively searching for the three individuals involved in the shooting. He says the wounded officer was responsive before being flown to CMC Main. @WBTV_News pic.twitter.com/T64kMjXJYJ— Sharonne Hayes (@SharonneHayesTV) May 27, 2020
Officials say one person from that vehicle shot at police, hitting one of the officers. The officer was said to be alert but was airlifted via medical helicopter to Atrium Main.
The suspect who fired the shot was also shot and taken to the hospital. There are three suspects still at large.
Union County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond County Sheriff’s Department, the State Bureau of Investigation and other agencies were on scene providing assistance and support.
Officials did not provide any other information.