Officer shot, wounded while serving warrant in Shelby

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SHELBY, NC (AP) — A North Carolina police officer has been shot while serving a warrant.

Local media outlets report that Shelby Officer Tim Brackeen was shot and wounded at around 12:20 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to the hospital, and police say his condition is critical.

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Authorities are still investigating the shooting and haven’t released other details. The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting local police with their investigation.

Police say Brackeen is a 12-year department veteran and is currently assigned as a K9 officer. He was named officer of the year in 2012.

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