Man Shot While Being Detained in Back Seat of Patrol Car

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CRAMERTON, NORTH CAROLINA — A man who had been placed in the back of a patrol car by officers responding to a domestic situation required emergency surgery after being shot by a woman on the scene.

Police responded to a report of a man with a gun around 12:15 pm and were led to believe that he had been involved in a domestic dispute with another man. Unable to locate a gun, they placed the man in the back seat of a cruiser while investigating further, leaving a window partially rolled down.

A woman emerged from between two apartment buildings, approached the cruiser and shot the man. He was wounded in the chest and hand. Officers on the scene witnessed the shooting but were unable to act quickly enough to prevent the shooting. The woman complied with orders to drop the gun and surrendered without further incident.

The man is in stable condition following surgery and no other citizens or officers were injured. It is unknown if the two knew each other, or if either will be facing charges.

This incident highlights the unpredictability of domestic incidents. Even with the apparent aggressor detained and multiple armed officers on what appeared to be a secure scene, a third party was able to enter the picture and discharge a firearm.

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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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