Armed suspect shot by officer after multi-vehicle crash in Asheboro identified

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ASHEBORO, N.C. -- A man was shot by an Asheboro police officer following a two-vehicle crash late Monday night.

The incident started as a crash around 11 p.m. on North Fayetteville Street, police say. As an officer approached the wreck, an armed man believed to be involved in the incident allegedly fired at the officer.

The Asheboro officer returned fired and hit the suspect. He ran from the scene but was arrested a short distance away.

The suspect was taken to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. The suspect was identified Tuesday afternoon by SBI Agent Scott Williams as 25-year-old Daniel Eric Schexnider.

The officer, who has more than 22 years of experience, was not injured in the shooting.

Jessica Welch was in another car involved in the accident with her boyfriend when she says her ex, Schexnider, ran them off the road.

She says her boyfriend was injured in that crash, currently in the hospital with a broken nose and brain bleed.

Police are investigating why the man fired at the officer.