• Raleigh officer out of surgery after being shot multiple times; 2 suspects in custody

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    RALEIGH, N.C. - A Raleigh police officer who was shot multiple times Wednesday night is out of surgery.

    The department said Officer C.D. Ainsworth was trying to arrest a suspect around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex on Western Boulevard when the shooting occurred.

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    On Thursday morning, Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown issued the following statement:

    "The officer who was shot in this incident is out of surgery. The Raleigh Police Department is grateful for all of the support from the various law enforcement agencies, the surgeons and medical staff, and the community. We ask that everyone continue to pray for the officer and his family."

    Raleigh Police Department identified Cedric Kearney, 24, and Antonio Fletcher, 21 in connection with the shooting. Officials said one of the suspects was hiding in a shed off Wendy Lane.The men are believed to have been in the car Ainsworth was investigating on Western Boulevard.

    Kearney is charged with attempted murder, assault of law enforcement officer/police officer with a firearm and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Fletcher is charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

    "We are praying for the best outcome. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for the officer, the family, and the Raleigh Police Department. We appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes," RPD said in a news release.

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