McCrory offers reward in shooting of Shelby police officer

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Monday, September 12, 2016
NC Gov. Pat McCrory
NC Gov. Pat McCrory

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the State is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the shooting of Shelby Police Officer, Tim Brackeen.

Brackeen, 38, was shot early Sunday morning while searching for a person who was wanted on outstanding warrants.

Investigators have identified 23-year-old Irving Lucien Fenner Jr. as the suspected gunman.

Brackeen served 12 years in the Shelby Police Department.

He passed away Monday morning in the hospital, according to WSOC.

Irving Lucien Fenner Jr.
image courtesy Cleveland County Sheriff's Office