Local News

Police: Suspects fired at Tarboro officer while he was leaving traffic stop

Posted January 14, 2018 7:39 a.m. EST

— Officials in Edgecombe County are investigating after suspects fired gunshots at an officer's patrol car Saturday night.

Around 10:30 p.m., an officer with the Tarboro Police Department stopped a car near the intersection of East Avenue and Edmondson Avenue.

Officials said that , after a three-minute interaction, the officer was leaving the stop when he heard what sounded like a blunt object striking the trunk of his car. Shortly after, a 911 call was placed reporting gunshots at the same intersection.

Additional officers responded to the area to assist and determined that the officer's patrol car had been struck by gunfire.

An investigation revealed multiple rounds had been fired at the officer from a concealed location. The officer involved did not sustain any injuries

Despite interviews and searches, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tarboro Police Department at 252-641-4247 or 252-641-4211. A reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of those responsible.