NEW INFO: Officer Shot In NC

Authorities have identified two men charged with attempted first-degree murder for the shooting of a North Carolina police officer.

Multiple media outlets report that Sanford police arrested 21-year-old Breon Montrell Black and 16-year-old Thomas Harold Mitchell II on Sunday.

Thirty-three-year-old officer Scott Norton was shot early Sunday while patrolling a mobile home park. Norton was hit five times but was wearing a bulletproof vest and did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

Sanford Police Capt. David Smith says the last time an officer with the department was shot was in the 1970s.

Police say they expect more arrests.

Black and Mitchell were being held in the Lee County Jail. It was unclear if they had attorneys.


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Police say two people have been arrested and they are searching for two more suspects in the shooting of a North Carolina police officer.

Sanford Police Capt. David Smith said 33-year-old officer Scott Norton was shot early Sunday while patrolling a mobile home park in the central part of the state.

Smith says Norton was wearing a bulletproof vest and did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

Norton was shot five times. Four wounds were to the lower part of his body and one shot hit his vest.

Smith says the officers were patrolling the mobile home park because there had been a recent increase in crime.

Smith says the last time an officer with the Sanford Police Department was shot was in the 1970s.


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