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Suspect who fired at officers in police custody


An armed suspect is in custody after Fayetteville police responded to gunshots reported early Tuesday morning on North Churchill Drive, the Fayetteville Police Department said. 

Officers responded to the 400 block of North Churchill Drive to a report of shots fired. Upon arriving in the area, it was discovered the suspect was hiding in a vehicle in the area of Terry Sanford High School. 

As officers arrived on scene, the suspect shot at officers and one officer’s vehicle was hit twice.

The area was locked down and residents were evacuated. 

The Fayetteville Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) began the negotiation process with the suspect. After over one hour of negotiation with the suspect, he was taken into custody, police said. 

One individual has been taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Aggravated Assault Unit are currently investigating the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation. North Churchill Drive will be closed as the investigation continues. Additional information will be released as it is available.