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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Leland Police officer is also part of the investigation into a shooting at a DWI checkpoint Friday night.

The town put Ofc. Anthony Bernard on administrative leave with pay Monday.

Seven deputies from Brunswick and New Hanover counties are also part of the SBI probe.

Town manager David Hollis says he did not send out a news release about Bernard because the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office already had. He says he’s not sure why Bernard’s name has not been mentioned until now. The Sheriff’s Office says it never said anything about Bernard’s involvement until after he told his supervisors at LPD about it Monday.

Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram says the officers opened fire at a car that tried to drive away from the checkpoint on US 74/76 in Leland.

Two men in the car were injured. They face several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon.

Bernard has been with LPD for two years.


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