BELVILLE, N.C. (WECT) — An off-duty Northwest police officer died from an accidental gunshot wound Friday evening.
According to a spokesperson for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the county 911 Communications Center received a call regarding a cardiac arrest on Maple Branches Drive in Belville.
Upon investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit, detectives found 37-year-old Michael Morgan deceased from an accidental gunshot wound.
No foul play is suspected, and investigators say it was not an intentional self-inflicted injury. No other people were involved.
Morgan was a part-time police officer with the Northwest Police Department.
He was not on duty at the time of the incident.
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