NC officer in critical condition after overnight shooting

SHELBY, N.C. — A Shelby police officer was shot and injured early Saturday morning while looking for a person who was wanted on outstanding warrants, according to WSOC.

Officer Tim Brackeen, 38, was shot around 12:20 a.m. when searching near Parkview Street. Other responding officers heard the gunshots and found Brackeen. He is in stable but critical condition.

The officer was first brought to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and then flown to Carolinas Medical Center.

He has worked with Shelby police since July 2004 and works as a K-9 officer. Brackeen was named officer of the year in 2012. He is married and has one daughter.

The police chief told reporter Jason Stoogenke that investigators are not looking for a suspect and are “conducting interviews.”

The State Bureau of Investigation is helping with the ongoing investigation.