NC officer critically injured; shot in line of duty

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SHELBY, N.C. — A police officer in Shelby, North Carolina is fighting for his life.

He was shot overnight in the line of duty.

Shelby Police say Officer Tim Brackeen was looking for a suspect wanted on outstanding warrants, when officers heard gunfire.

They found Brackeen had been shot.

He’s hospitalized in critical condition.

Brackeen is a 12-year veteran of the department.