Accidental weapon discharge injures Lumberton police officer

Parker said the investigation is ongoing.

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The accident happened about 5:15 p.m. behind Peterson Toyota, on Fayetteville Road, Parker said in a statement. The Robesonian has been told by multiple sources that the officer was shot by a weapon that belonged to a second officer. The area was cordoned off in order to get an ambulance there more quickly.

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton police officer who was shot when a weapon discharged accidentally on Friday afternoon is expected to recover from his wounds, according to police Capt. Terry Parker.

There was a lot of chatter on social media on Friday concerning the shooting, with multiple police officers asking for prayers for their injured “brother in blue.”

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