NC police officer recovering after being shot, suspect dead - FOX Carolina 21

NC police officer recovering after being shot, suspect dead

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HENDERSON, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A North Carolina police officer was injured and a suspect is dead after exchanging gunfire Thursday night, according to the Henderson Police Department.

The department said officers were executing a search warrant just after 9 p.m.

Just after officers announced themselves outside the home, they were met with gunfire.

One officer was hit and police returned fire.

One suspect inside was also hit.

Both were taken to the hospital.

Police said the injured officer was treated and released from the hospital early Friday morning.

The suspect died from his injuries.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the shooting and the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave while that investigation is underway.

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