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Henderson Officer Shoots Suspect During Traffic Stop

Posted March 3, 1998 6:00 a.m. EST

— In Henderson Wednesday, a police officer shot a suspect during a routine traffic stop. Police say the officer pulled over 29-year-old Tony Jones near Yancey Lane.

After a scuffle, they say the officer shot Jones with his service revolver. Jones is in critical condition at North Carolina Memorial hospital in Chapel Hill.

The officer suffered a broken nose. The State Bureau of Investigation and the Henderson Police Department are investigating the shooting.