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2 of 3 suspects taken into custody in shooting of trooper in Wilson County

John David Jones

ELM CITY, N.C. — A North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper was shot in Wilson County on Monday evening and after an intense search, two of three suspects have been taken into custody.

A search remains for a third suspect.

Sgt. Michael Baker confirmed to WTVD that Trooper D.C. Harrell, a five-year veteran assigned to Wilson County, was taken to a hospital with what were described as serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Wilson County Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard Jr said in a statement that authorities are looking for John David Jones, 36.

The identities of the suspects were not immediately made available.

Read more: WTVD

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