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Prayer for Lenoir Co. Sheriffs Office

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Please pray for their fallen Officer.

Detective Allen Pearson

Lenoir County Sheriff's Department

North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 7, 2009



Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Detective Allen Pearson was shot and killed as he and other members of the agency's Special Response Unit attempted to apprehend a murder suspect in a rural area of Lenoir County.

Deputies had responded to the scene after receiving reports of a man shooting a gun on a wooded path. The man refused to surrender and fired at the deputies who responded to the scene.

The agency's SRU was dispatched to the scene and located the suspect with the help of a North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter. Shot were exchanged as they attempted to take the suspect into custody. Detective Pearson was fatally wounded and a second detective suffered a gunshot wound to his neck. The suspect was also shot several times and killed in the shootout.


Agency Contact Information

Lenoir County Sheriff's Department

130 S Queen Street

Kinston, NC 28501

Phone: (252) 559-6101


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