Chief: Police officer shot, suspect dead in Leland neighborhood


LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland Police Chief Mike James says a police officer and a suspect were shot Friday night.

It happened in Leland on Bridgeport Way in Windsor Park.

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The district attorney says the call for a suspicious person came in just before 9 p.m. Shots were exchanged. The suspect was killed.

The officer was rushed to the hospital for surgery with gunshots to his legs. DA Jon David says the officer’s bullet-proof vest helped protect him.

The names of the officer and suspect have not yet been released.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story.

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