Timeline: What happened the night Raleigh police officer Ainsworth was shot

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Fellow officers rushed to the aid of a Raleigh police officer who was shot during an investigation Wednesday night.

The officer who was injured, Charles Ainsworth, is out of surgery at WakeMed, but a spokesperson with the Raleigh Police Protective Association said he remains in "a very serious situation."

Below is the timeline of events that Raleigh Police Department sources say happened Wednesday night:

  • Cedric Kearney and Sherry Richmond rob a man of his car and wallet
  • Around 8:30 p.m., Raleigh Police Department gets a call about a suspicious vehicle at an apartment complex off Western Boulevard
  • Ainsworth and a second officer arrive at the apartment complex and pull over the suspicious vehicle

  • Antonio Fletcher surrenders to officers without incident
  • Kearney opens fire on the officers and runs off
  • Reinforcement of officers arrive; they lift Ainsworth into a vehicle and drive him away from the scene, safely meeting up with an ambulance to take Ainsworth to WakeMed where he undergoes surgery
  • Officers locate Kearney in a shed on Wendy Lane and use stun grenades to help bring him into custody safely
  • Early Thursday morning Ainsworth comes out of surgery
  • Kearney has first court appearance; Fletcher's is moved to Friday


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