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Goldsboro officer recovering from shooting

Posted June 26, 2008

— A Goldsboro police officer who was shot during a traffic stop is recovering slowly, according to a release from his department Thursday.

Officer Clint Hales was making a stop at the intersection of Elm and Creech streets at about 2:45 p.m. on June 8 when an altercation occurred between him and the driver of a vehicle.

Both Hales and driver Jerome Demond Wright were shot.

Hales and Wright were taken to the Wayne Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Wright was later transported by helicopter to Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Goldsboro police reported Thursday that Hales has had surgery two times and is showing significant improvement. He remains hospitalized.


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  • Whatever Geez Jun 27, 2008

    Get Well Soon Clint! The other part of this story is that the other guy has been in and out of trouble forever and his friends and family have gone up there and threatened his life. How pathetic. I hope he gets locked up forever.

  • johnny2times Jun 26, 2008

    Prayers for the Officer and his family.