Suspect shot after fleeing traffic stop in Rocky Mount, police say

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – Rocky Mount police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that stemmed from a traffic stop Thursday night, police said.

Around 8:30 p.m., Rocky Mount police responded to help the North Carolina State Highway Patrol with a traffic stop where a suspect fled. Officers arrived and encountered a person matching the description of the suspect, a news release said.

Shots were fired as officers attempted to detain the suspect. The suspect suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to UNC Nash Health Care, the release said.

Police said the incident happened along Fenner Road. No police officers were injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

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