$10,000 reward offered for arrest of man accused of killing NC police officer

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Update 2:28 p.m.: A Shelby police officer shot while searching for a person who was wanted on outstanding warrants has died, the police chief reports.

Officer Tim Brackeen, 38, died at Carolinas Medical Center Monday morning, according to WSOC.

Original story – posted 11:57 a.m. Sept. 12, 2016

SHELBY, N.C. — Authorities are searching for a man accused of shooting and critically injuring a Shelby police officer early Saturday morning, WSOC reported.

Officer Tim Brackeen, 38, was shot around 12:20 a.m. while looking for Irving Fenner Jr., who was wanted on outstanding warrants, officials said. Other responding officers heard the gunshots and found Brackeen near Parkview Street.

The police chief told WSOC he was shot in the torso.

Brackeen, who was listed in stable but critical condition, was first brought to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and then flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Fenner was wanted on armed robbery and kidnapping charges and now authorities have issued a warrant for the 23-year-old for attempted murder.

On Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory’s office announced the state is offering a $10,000 reward for Fenner’s arrest.