2 Suspects In Custody After Raleigh Officer Shot, Wounded

Jan 10, 2019

Raleigh Police say an officer was shot several times while trying to take a suspect into custody.

According to police, the male officer was wounded Wednesday night and hospitalized. Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said Thursday morning the officer was out of surgery but didn't elaborate on his condition. WTVD identifies him as Officer C.D. Ainsworth. 

One suspect was arrested Wednesday night, while another was caught hours later after a manhunt that shut down a nearby highway and neighborhood.

A police news release said Cedric Jamal Kearney, 24, faces charges including attempted murder and assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm. A second suspect, Antonio Dequan Fletcher, 21, was charged with possessing a stolen firearm. It wasn't clear if they had attorneys; phone listings for them couldn't be found in an online search.