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Second Lumberton police officer shot in one-month span

Posted August 12, 2012 8:39 a.m. EDT
Updated August 12, 2012 1:26 p.m. EDT

— A Lumberton police officer was shot Sunday morning in the line of duty, less than a month after Master Patrol Officer Jeremiah Goodson was killed when he tried to make an arrest at a gas station, police said. 

Police said Officer Marcus Norton was responding to a breaking and entering call around 5 a.m. when he was shot in the leg. He was treated and released at Southeastern Regional Hospital. 

A suspect, whose name was not released, was taken into custody.

No other information was released.

On July 17, Goodson, 32, was off duty when he spotted a man wanted for outstanding warrants at Xpress Depot, at 5030 Fayetteville Road. As he approached, the man opened fire and killed him, but another officer immediately detained the gunman.

Marques Ramon Brown, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the case and is being held without bond in the Cumberland County jail for safekeeping. 

Goodson served six years on the Lumberton police force and was a member of the gang unit.

He is survived by his wife, Lametria, a 2-year-old daughter and a newborn baby.