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Update: Man Who Shot N.C. Officer Commits Suicide After Being Surrounded

Update: Man Who Shot N.C. Officer Commits Suicide After Being Surrounded

Investigators go through a Geo Prism automobile in the parking lot of Halifax Academy located at 1400 Three Bridges Road after a Roanoke Rapids Police Officer was shot on I-95, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. (AP Photo, Brad Coville)

Associated Press

November 18, 2010

UPDATE:

ROANOKE RAPIDS — Roanoke Rapids officials say a man suspected in the shooting of a police officer is dead and a woman has been arrested.

City Manager Paul Sabiston says the man shot himself around 11:30 a.m. Thursday after a brief standoff with police in woods on the outskirts of Roanoke Rapids. Sabiston says the woman was taken into custody in the area. He didn’t know the name of either suspect.

Authorities had been searching for the pair since Wednesday afternoon, when police officer John Taylor was shot and wounded during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near the Virginia line. Taylor is in critical condition in a Greenville hospital.

Authorities think the man and woman were in a vehicle that had been stolen in Pennsylvania.

ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC – A Roanoke Rapids police officer is in critical condition after being shot and wounded Wednesday during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Halifax County.

A nursing coordinator at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville said this morning that officer John Taylor was in critical condition.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Gordon says the officer was wounded Wednesday afternoon after stopping a car with a Pennsylvania license plate.

The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for hours while officers searched for the suspects. Gordon says the car was found in the parking lot of Halifax Academy south of Roanoke Rapids. The school was locked down while officers searched for the man and woman in the car.

The search continues this morning.


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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Get well soon Officer Taylor, my prayers are with you and your family.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Thoughts and prayers for a full recovery to Officer John Taylor. The lowlife saved the taxpayers some money by his own self imposed death penality.

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    maverick823

    over 3 years ago

    766 Comments

    Get well soon Brother and to the POS responsible....good riddance!

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Speedy recovery prayers for Officer Taylor!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    God Bless You and Your Family Officer Taylor.Get well soon.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10934 Comments

    Keeping my fingers crossed for the rapid and complete recovery of Officer Taylor. The POS got exactly what he deserved, even if it was by hiis own hand !!!

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Wishing a speedy and complete recovery to Officer Taylor. Kudos to the POS for doing the right thing by shooting himself dead, no need for a trial for him. Too bad the girlfriend didn't do the same thing.

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    Stealth4387

    over 3 years ago

    188 Comments

    Praying for a speedy and full recovery for Officer Taylor. Happy the suspect received the proper sentence for attempted capital murder on a police officer!

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Get well soon my Brother. God Belss and keep you and your family and pray you recover completely from your wounds. You can take confort in the fact that the worthless pile of DNA is no longer functional.

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    cw12079

    over 3 years ago

    68 Comments

    get well soon. prayers go out to you and your family.

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    npd783

    over 3 years ago

    1158 Comments

    Get well soon Brother. And it is good to see this individual handle his own trial and sentence.

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    Daysend

    over 3 years ago

    902 Comments

    Heh shoot a cop, just the same as shooting yourself in the head. Thankfully, we dont have to house and feed the scumbag now.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46218 Comments

    Now I hope the POS rots in hell.

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    EOD300

    over 3 years ago

    2278 Comments

    Praying for a speedy recovery for the officer.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46218 Comments

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery to Officer Taylor.

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