Deputy shot, suspect killed.
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July 12th, 2006 01:19 PM
Deputy shot, suspect killed.
Details are sketchy at the moment, but just heard a blurb on the news a moment ago that a suspect in a muder trial was shot outside of a courthouse in NC.
Suspect was in transport from the prison to the courthouse to stand trail or sentancing when he went for a Deputy's gun. The Deputy wsa shot in the shoulder, another Deputy shot and killed the man.
I checked the local news website, but nothing was said of it as of yet. Post more when new info is avaliable.
July 12th, 2006 03:48 PM
Fox News link.
Inmate Killed in Courthouse Struggle After Shooting Sheriff's Deputy
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
JACKSON, N.C. — An inmate grabbed a sheriff's deputy's gun inside a courthouse Wednesday and shot the officer, then was killed during a struggle with other law enforcement.
Willie Forrest grabbed the officer's weapon and shot him in the arm around 9:20 a.m., said Karen Cole, a dispatcher with the Northampton County Sheriff's office.
As a second officer struggled with him, Forrest fired another shot into the air. A third deputy shot and killed him, Cole said.
Forrest, 37, was serving 56 years in prison for an attempted murder conviction in 2003. He was being transferred from Jackson to a prison in Raleigh at the time of the shooting in the Northampton County Courthouse, according to WRAL-TV in Raleigh.
The wounded officer is in good condition, authorities said.
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July 12th, 2006 03:54 PM
Glad the officer is in good shape and glad too his buddy managed to put the perp away.
These cases are worrying - when a BG manages to grab a cop's gun.
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July 12th, 2006 03:58 PM
I sincerely hope all officers involved do well .. That being said either priceedures were not followed , or need reviewed , this should not have happened tho i more than most understand how it did lol .
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July 12th, 2006 05:02 PM
Here's hoping for a speedy and full recovery for the deputy!
July 12th, 2006 05:07 PM
July 12th, 2006 06:42 PM
Sorry to hear about the Deputy.
On the positive side the taxpayers won't have to support him for years. This guy seemingly didn't have to many redeeming qualities.
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July 13th, 2006 04:12 PM
I am relieved to hear that the deputy is going to be OK.
July 13th, 2006 08:38 PM
Scary to say the least, however good to hear the LEO will recover...
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July 13th, 2006 09:03 PM
...yes, here's a wish for a quick recovery for the deputy.
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July 13th, 2006 11:58 PM
I hope he recovers quickly as well.
July 14th, 2006 11:11 PM
That deputy did a great job. Hopefully he'll have a speedy recovery!
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