Man charged in Durham police officer's shooting
Posted December 18, 2012
Updated December 19, 2012
Durham, N.C. — Durham police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop.
Carlos Antonio Riley Jr., 21, faces charges of assault on a law enforcement officer causing serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The shooting happened around 10:20 a.m. at 1619 Forest Road, at Forest Point Apartments, near downtown Durham. Sky 5 Images: Police officer reportedly shot in Durham
Police, including the department's Selective Enforcement Team, searched the area for about three hours before taking three men into custody for questioning shortly before 2 p.m.
Details of what happened weren't immediately available Tuesday, but Kammie Michael, a spokeswoman for the police department, said the officer was alert and conscious when he was taken to a local hospital.
The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
The officer's name has not been released.
Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.