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SBI investigates shooting at Carolina Beach motel

CAROLINA BEACH — An officer-involved shooting took place at a Carolina Beach motel right after midnight July 2.

According to the Carolina Beach Police Department, two on-duty officers were involved in the incident at the Dolphin Lane Motel (318 N Carolina Beach Ave.). No injuries were sustained by officers involved, though the suspect was transported to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries

The New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office was notified immediately after the shooting, according to a release from CBPD. A request was made for the State Bureau of Investigation to step in.

The two police department members involved in the incident are now on administrative leave, which is standard protocol with officer-involved shootings. 

The investigation is ongoing.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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