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Charges filed against suspect in Fayetteville police shooting

Posted August 25, 2010 11:31 a.m. EDT
Updated August 26, 2010 3:46 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville man faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping in a Monday night incident near Fayetteville State University, police said Wednesday.

Jamaal Demetrius Johnson, 21, of 115 Jasper St., is also charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police spokesman Dan Grubb said Officer David West was attempting to pull over a red Ford Mustang that was identified as being stolen shortly before 11 p.m. Monday on Murchison Road but that the driver refused to stop and turned onto Coley Drive in an attempt to flee.

West and the driver exchanged gunfire, Grubb said.

Johnson was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was being held in the Fayetteville jail under a $60,000 bond on Thursday.

West was not injured. The State Bureau of Investigation was investigating the incident – a standard procedure any time an officer is involved in a shooting.

FSU spokesman Jeff Womble said the officer-involved shooting had nothing to do with the school.