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Suspect Shot During Undercover Operation

Posted December 9, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— An undercover bust ended with a police officer shooting a suspected drug dealer. It happened Monday night in the Bonnie Doon community of Cumberland County.

Investigators say the county sheriff's department and Fayetteville police were working on an undercover deal, when a Fayetteville officer shot Johnnie McMillian once in the leg. The officer says the suspect who was trying to rob him.

The suspect's injuries are not life threatening. He was treated and released from a hospital.

McMillian was arrested along with two others.