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Suspect arrested after Lumberton police officer shot and killed

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Marques Ramon Brown

LUMBERTON, N.C. — Officials said a man was arrested after a Lumberton police officer was shot and killed at a gas station Tuesday morning.

WTVD reported that Marques Ramon Brown, 27, is in custody after Officer Jeremiah Goodson was shot at a Shell gas station and Dairy Queen restaurant near Interstate 95 around 9 a.m.

Goodson was reportedly off-duty at the time and tried to take a suspect wanted on warrants into custody.

Officials said the suspect pulled a handgun and shot Goodson several times in the chest.

Police Chief Michael McNeill said Goodson worked with the department’s gang unit and was a school resource officer at Lumberton Senior High School.

“He was an officer that believed in his job,” said Lumberton resident John Oxendine, according to WTVD. “He tried to help others, tried to show them the way to success in life.”

McNeill said Goodson’s wife is pregnant with the couple’s second child.

Read more: WTVD.