FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville State University police officer will now be behind bars after police say he shot his own wife. Corey Manning, 36, is the FSU officer and former Hoke County Sheriff’s Deputy, who is now going to jail himself.
Raeford Police Chief Marc Godwin says he got into an argument with his wife that got out of control at the Raeford Waffle House.
“They were in two separate vehicles and she went into the Waffle House parking lot. At that time, he rammed her vehicle with his vehicle,” Godwin said.
The tire marks, still fresh in the grass, from what police say happened next in the McDonald’s parking lot across the street.
“He pursued her there and struck her again at the front of McDonald’s,” Godwin said.
The chief says Manning then got out, came up to her car, shot her in the leg, and took off still armed with the gun.
“Any time anyone’s running around with a gun — especially somebody who’s just used it to assault another individual — yeah, but he was apprehended from what I understand within seconds,” said Godwin.
The chief says they found the gun. It was not one he used for work, but they’re still questioning him and testing evidence to file charges against the officer now going to jail.
Because Manning was a former deputy at the Hoke County jail, he’s expected to be taken to jail out of the county.
Manning has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of felony discharge weapon into occupied property causing serious bodily injury, and misdemeanor stalking.
FSU says Manning is now on leave pending the investigation.
His wife is still recovering in the hospital, she’s expected to be OK.