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BOLTON, NC (WWAY) -- Whiteville Police are looking for the man they say shot Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim in the leg Wednesday night.

District Attorney Jon David said he has asked the SBI to help the Whiteville Police investigate.

Whiteville Police say they were responding to a report of a man with two weapons on Virgil Street, until the situation took a turn.

"The investigation rises from basically searching to make sure someone is safe to actually apprehending someone for trying to take someone's life or injuring someone seriously,” said Sgt. Det. Tedd Dixon.

Whiteville Police are looking for a man they say is armed and dangerous, after they say he shot Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim.

“Anyone that would shoot a cop is a bigger threat to society. Bottom line,” said Dixon.

The shooting happened outside a home on Virgil Street, around 8:30p.m.

When officers arrived, two men took off running. Police caught Thurman Jones in the woods and charged him with resisting a public officer.

Police say the other man jumped into the car of Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim, who was on scene after getting a tip from a friend.

"It was Chief Gillim's personal car, which I'm assuming he thought was a local citizen. Some type of struggled ensured, and Chief Gillim was shot in the leg,” said Dixon.

Police say the Chief drove himself to Columbus Regional Medical Center. He was treated for the bullet graze and released overnight.

Thursday, Chief Gillim was recovering at home.

Police say they do not believe Gillim's shooting is related to a shootout Tuesday night in the same area and urge anyone with information to come forward.
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"Police say they do not

"Police say they do not believe Gillim's shooting is related to a shootout Tuesday night in the same area"

But yet the same name is involved in all the shoot outs, yet there not related.....Yea right.

In other news... Bolton has

In other news... Bolton has a police chief.

Sign

What's he do drive around the sign, that says Bolton

chief

Sounds to me he wasn't driving around the sign, he was answering calls for help and got shot while trying to do it. Tell us the most dramatic thing that happened at your workplace today.

"What's he do drive around

"What's he do drive around the sign, that says Bolton"

He was boltin' the Bolton sign up on the post that read the name of Bolton...with a ratchet set from Bolton, right at the Bolton town limits.
"Never can tell when someone else hasn't been boltin' up signs the way they should be boltin' 'em up"....said the Police Chief of Bolton as he was boltin' the sign up a few years ago as you enter Bolton.
All for $5.95 sints en aere (hour)

Where's...

Bolton?

That's Funny

That's Funny

BOLTON NC.

I GREW UP IN BOLTON LEFT IN 1961 WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS OLD, DIDN'T KNOW BOLTON HAD A POLICE DEPT. A LOT HAS CHANGE.I DON'T REMEMBER ANYONE EVER GETTING SHOT,WHEN I WAS THERE.