RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that the State is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man wanted for shooting and killing a Shelby police officer.
Officer Tim Brackeen, 38, was shot in the line of duty on Sept. 10 near Parkview Street in Shelby. Officials said he was searching for someone who was wanted on outstanding warrants.
The governor announced that the reward could be as high as $10,000.
Investigators have identified the gunman as Irving Lucien Fenner Jr., 23, of Grover.
Brackeen is a 12-year veteran of the Shelby Police Department and former officer of the year. He is married and has one child, police said.
WBTV reported Monday afternoon that Officer Brackeen had died of his injuries.
Anyone with information about this case has been asked to contact the Shelby Police Department at (704) 484-6845 or the State Bureau of Investigation at (919) 662-4500.