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Fayetteville police vehicle, civilian car shot; no one injured

Posted June 11, 2016

— Detectives are searching for a suspect after an unmarked Fayetteville police vehicle and a civilian's car were hit by bullets early Saturday morning on Bragg Boulevard.

Fayetteville police said Sgt. M. Smith was driving the unmarked police vehicle near Shannon Drive when she heard shots fired and the sound of a bullet striking her car. Smith then activated her emergency lights in an attempt to stop the suspect vehicle.

The suspect car began to flee, at which point marked police cars joined the pursuit. Officers in pursuit were able to get the suspect car's license plate but ended the pursuit on Gillespie Street because of the suspect's reckless driving.

Smith's vehicle was hit by one round, but she was uninjured. The civilian's car was struck in the windshield while at the Pro Wash at 3511 Bragg Blvd. The civilian, who was unidentified, was not injured.

Police said the suspect car is a pearl white 1998 Lincoln Town car with after market rims and North Carolina license plate number DJZ-7134.

Fayetteville police vehicle, civilian car shot; no one injured

Anyone with information about the shooting or vehicle should call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-703-1301 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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