Suspect shot, injured by two North Carolina police officers

Published 8:01 pm Saturday, July 2, 2022

One person was injured after being shot by police at a motel in Carolina Beach early Saturday morning, authorities said.

Two officers with the Carolina Beach Police Department were involved in the shooting around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the StarNews reported, citing a news release from the department.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment. Neither officer was injured, the department said.

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Authorities did not say if the suspect was armed or why they were responding to the area, WRAL reported.

The State Bureau of Investigation will conduct a probe, which is standard for officer-involved shootings. The officers were put on administrative leave.

Staff at the Dolphin Lane Motel declined to comment Saturday morning, the newspaper reported.

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