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Man charged in Durham police officer's shooting

Posted December 18, 2012
Updated December 19, 2012

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— 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. Durham police officer reportedly shot 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.

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  • Bartmeister Dec 19, 1:17 p.m.

    Because its not true? Where do you imagine criminals get their guns from???? Little criminal elves manufacturing them? Grand Union

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    This is too good to pass up. So you say stop making guns? That's your answer? WOW!!! Why didn't this come up before? Oh, that's right, cause it's never gonna happen. And Nero fiddled as Rome burned.

  • Grand Union Dec 19, 12:33 p.m.

    "explain how to keep them from obtaining a gun? Impossible. Why make irrelevant statements?"

    Unless they have a machine shop and can make them, they either buy them from a gullible or careless legal gun owner or they steal them from a careless legal gun owner......now if there were few legal gun owners how would they get the guns? Answer they wouldn't get very many and the value of them would drive them quickly out of reach of the low end criminals and nuts that do most of the killing.

  • Grand Union Dec 19, 12:29 p.m.

    "No laws will keep guns away from criminals. Why is this so hard to understand."

    Because its not true? Where do you imagine criminals get their guns from???? Little criminal elves manufacturing them?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 19, 12:22 p.m.

    @Glock07k, more guns won't reduce gun violence. Why is this so hard to understand?

  • Glock07 Dec 19, 10:33 a.m.

    No laws will keep guns away from criminals. Why is this so hard to understand.

  • dont bother me Dec 19, 10:25 a.m.

    I have said it for nearly 10 years. "Durham Police vehicles MUST have police cams installed." Nearly all of the Durham Police cars have NO cameras insides its cars. So what does the Chief spend money on?

    dsdaughtry

    Yea that would have stopped the shooting!! They have had cameras for about 15 years now. Shows how much you know.

  • lessismore Dec 19, 10:18 a.m.

    Grand Union says they will shoot anybody, only if they have a gun.

    explain how to keep them from obtaining a gun? Impossible. Why make irrelevant statements?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 19, 9:57 a.m.

    If police officers carried guns, they wouldn't get shot.

    Isn’t that what the pro-gun people tell us all the time to justify carrying their own guns in public?

  • erderr4533 Dec 19, 8:39 a.m.

    @haleibc: do you normally go around w/ a vid camera just in case you get mugged/shot? bc cops do....pretty sure if you had a video of someone beating u up, they wouldn't just 'assign a case number'

  • Bartmeister Dec 19, 8:29 a.m.

    "If they'll shoot a cop, they'll shoot anybody."

    Only if they have a gun...... Grand Union

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    Absolutely brilliant assessment. Do tell your answer to the "problem" with guns, especially on the subject of how to get them out of the bad guy's hands.

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