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Wendell police looking for suspects after 1 officer dragged, another shot at

WENDELL, N.C. (WNCN) - The Wendell Police Department are looking for two suspects after an officer was dragged "a short distance" and another was shot at during a traffic stop Friday, according to a news release.

UPDATE: 2 nabbed after Wendell officer dragged, another shot at during chase, police say

The release said that, around noon, an officer patrolling the 1100 block of Holly Pointe Drive noticed two males acting suspicious. He observed them get into a vehicle and drive away, prompting the officer to conduct a traffic stop.

The officer located narcotics in the vehicle during the stop. As he continued his investigation, the driver drove away from the stop, dragging the officer.

Another officer already responding to the stop saw the suspect vehicle speed away. During the second officer's pursuit, shots were fired from the suspect vehicle at the second officer, the release said.

UPDATE: 2 nabbed after Wendell officer dragged, another shot at during chase, police say

The second officer continued pursuing the suspect vehicle until losing sight of it. The case is still under investigation, the release said.


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