Raleigh police officer, suspect injured by gunfire; SBI investigating

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Raleigh police officer and a suspect were shot during an incident at an apartment complex near Lake Johnson Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The officer was being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries at Wake-Med. The suspect is in stable but critical condition at the same facility, city officials said.

UPDATE: Report on Raleigh officer-involved shooting expected to be released today

The officer was released from the hospital Thursday.

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Just before 2:45 p.m., officers responded to apartments on University Court off Lake Dam Road following a reported break-in.

An officer and a suspect were injured by gunfire during the incident, police said. Both were transported to WakeMed for treatment.

The SBI confirmed it was called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting and were on scene at the apartment complex.

People nearby said they heard what they thought was a gunshot.

“BOOM — I believe that’s a gunshot,” said Bin Liu who was home at the complex when the shooting happened.

The Raleigh Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an administrative investigation along with a criminal investigation into the shooting.

The SBI will submit its findings to the Wake County District Attorney.

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