Wife claiming she was shot by Fayetteville State Univ. officer shares account of incident

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Fayetteville State University police officer accused of shooting his wife is being held on a $2 million bond.

Corey Manning, 36, is charged with attempted murder. He also faces weapons and stalking charges. He was calm on his way to the courtroom Friday but admitted he did something wrong on Thursday.

“I did something terrible and I was wrong for what I did,” Manning said. “I’m not denying nothing. I just hope she’s OK.”

His wife, Latisha Manning, came to court limping on crutches after she was shot in the leg Thursday. She shared her perspective on the incident.

“There was no conflict. There was no dispute. I wasn’t talking with him or anything,” she said, adding that her husband had been following her after they split last week.

On Thursday, Manning said her husband followed her to the Waffle House in Raeford. He then rammed his car into hers. She tried to get away, but only made it to the McDonald’s across the street.

“He sideswiped my car and locked me in between the light pole and his car, and I couldn’t get out. And he got out and just started shooting,” Manning said. 

She called 911 then her sister.

“He pointed the gun at her head, she told me, and he actually said he was going to kill her, but the gun jammed,” said sister Akilah Watson. She added that Corey Manning had a history of violence throughout the 11-year marriage. 

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