Fayetteville officer shot at while conducting traffic stop

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville police officer was shot at while conducting a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

Just after midnight, an officer with the Fayetteville Police Department was shot at while ticketing a motorist along Pamalee Drive near the Bragg Boulevard interchange, police said.

Authorities said that the officer heard the sound of gunfire as a vehicle drove by. The gunshots hit the officer’s vehicle, but neither the officer nor the motorist was injured.

Police Chief Harold Medlock issued a statement regarding the incident:

“The citizens of our great community will not stand by while someone with ill will against law enforcement seeks to induce harm against the men and women who are sworn to protect this great community”, he said. “The officer’s mobile dash-mounted video recorder captured the shooting and will assist detectives during the course of the investigation in bringing these individuals to justice for their cowardly act.”

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 911 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/send_a_tip.aspx and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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