Two Raleigh Officers In Shooting Are Recent Recruits

Police say two of the three officers involved in the shooting of an unarmed woman had been on the force less than two years.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that 23-year-old Charles Matthews II and 23-year-old Philip D. Matthews had joined the Raleigh police department in February 2009. Officials would not say whether the two men were related. The third officer was 26-year-old Diana Painter who had been with the force since November 2006.

The three officers responded to a call at the motel early Thursday about a woman causing a commotion in the parking lot. Officials say 37-year-old Emmerli Latrice Wilcoxson of Clayton County, Ga., was shot several times after making threats and charging the officer.

Wilcoxson was listed in serious condition at WakeMed hospital.
The case is under investigation.

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