Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 11:17am.

SANFORD, N.C. -- Authorities have identified two men charged with attempted first-degree murder for the shooting of a North Carolina police officer. Multiple media outlets report that Sanford police arrested 21-year-old Breon Montrell Black and 16-year-old Thomas Harold Mitchell II on Sunday. Thirty-three-year-old officer Scott Norton was shot early Sunday while patrolling a mobile home park. Norton was hit five times but was wearing a bulletproof vest and did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. Sanford Police Capt. David Smith says the last time an officer with the department was shot was in the 1970s. Police say they expect more arrests. Black and Mitchell were being held in the Lee County Jail. It was unclear if they had attorneys. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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