1 arrested, 1 on the run after Fayetteville police officers shot at by suspects running from traffic stop

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville police officers were shot at as two people ran from a traffic stop Monday afternoon, the department said in a news release.

Detectives with the police department’s gang unit conducted the traffic stop just after 2:15 p.m. near the intersection of Cliffdale and Rim roads. Police said the reason was equipment violations.

Andrew Lamar Harrington (Fayetteville Police Department)

Both the driver and the passenger ran from the vehicle. One of the suspects shot toward officers, the release said.

No officers were hit by gunfire. No injuries were reported, police said.

The passenger who ran has since been apprehended. Police are in the area looking for the driver, the release said.

The passenger was identified on Tuesday as Andrew Lamar Harrington, 22, of Fayetteville. He was charged with felony assault with a firearm on a government official, felony conspiracy, felony possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle for keeping/selling marijuana, and resist/delay/obstruct a public officer.

Harrington is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond.

Police released the following images of the driver that were obtained from surrounding residences.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Z. Hendrick at (910) 580-8338 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.  

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