Details are still very preliminary at this time, but Raleigh news outlets are reporting that both an officer and a suspect have been transported to area hospitals after shots were fired Wednesday afternoon.
A police officer was hospitalized after being involved in a shooting at a condominium complex near Lake Johnson on Wednesday afternoon.
The shooting took place about 2:45 p.m. at 1230 University Court in the Lake Park Condominiums, off Lake Dam Road south of Avent Ferry Road. The officer and a person police described as a suspect were taken to WakeMed.
No other details were immediately available.
Philip Palmer, who lives in an apartment in an adjoining complex, said the door to his screened porch was open, allowing him to clearly hear the gunshots.
“It sounded rapid fire. It was multiple shots,” said Palmer, 26. “It was fast.”
Palmer said he soon heard a lot of “upset voices” that sounded like they were coming from outside the condos at Lake Park.
“Eventually we heard people saying ‘Wake up,’” he said. “A group of people all frantically trying to get someone to wake up.”
We’ll update as we have more information about this incident.
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Update: The officer was investigating a suspected burglary that turned into a shootout.
A Raleigh police officer was shot during an encounter with the suspect in a break-in at a condominium complex near Lake Johnson on Wednesday afternoon, according to the department.
The shooting took place about 2:45 p.m. at 1230 University Court in the Lake Park Condominiums, off Lake Dam Road south of Avent Ferry Road. The officer and a person police described as a suspect were taken to WakeMed, both with gunshot wounds. Neither the officer or the suspect was killed, said city spokesman Damien Graham.
Police were responding to a break-in at one of the condos when “one of the officers and the suspect sustained injuries as a result of gunshots,” according to a statement released by the Raleigh Police Department shortly before 6 p.m. The statement did not provide additional details, including the names of the officer and the suspect.