Monday, December 11, 2023

SBI investigating accidental BCSO shooting

SHALLOTTE — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an accidental shooting that took place in the early morning hours of Aug. 18.

Its vice and narcotics unit, along with the BCSO S.W.A.T. team issued a search warrant in Shallotte at a Rebel Trail residence. A S.W.A.T. team officer’s weapon discharged, in turn piercing the suspect’s leg.

BCSO said the accused person was transported to a medical facility with a non-life threatening injury.

Though the discharge seems to be accidental and unintentional, according to BCSO, it’s protocol for officials to request outside agencies step in. At the request of Sheriff John Ingram and District Attorney Jon David, the NC State Bureau of Investigations will be conducting the investigation.

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Shea Carver
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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