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Duplin County Police Officer Shot

Posted September 12, 2005 5:01 a.m. EDT

— Police are looking for a man wanted in the shooting of a police officer Saturday night near

Rose Hill

in Duplin County.

Officer Mitchell Anderson of the Rose Hill Police Department was wounded during the shooting, which happened at a house on Pope Road near Rose Hill. Anderson was released from an area hospital on Sunday.

Duplin County authorities initially responded to a domestic dispute at the house. Upon arrival, an altercation occurred, and the officer was shot.

A multi-agency manhunt, consisting of Duplin County, Sampson County, and state law enforcement agencies was conducted for the suspect Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation to conduct the investigation.

Authorities say that Tyrone David Williams is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious injury, assault with a gun on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and felonious larceny. Williams is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Williams is described as black, with dreadlocks, 6 feet tall, 220 pounds. He has a scar on his abdomen and walks with a limp.

Anyone who has seen Williams or has any information about the case should contact the Rose Hill Police Department at

(910) 289-3020