CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The man accused of fatally shooting a Shelby police officer is in court Monday facing five felony charges.

Irving Fenner Jr. was arrested in Rhode Island on September 14 after fleeing from North Carolina to avoid arrest. Fenner is accused of shooting Officer Tim Brackeen, killing him, early in the morning of Saturday, September 10.

North Carolina Governor McCrory signed extradition papers allowing Fenner to return to the Tarheel State.

The 23-year-old is facing multiple felony charges for first-degree burglary, robbery with dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree murder and other similar charges.

Officer Brackeen was shot in the line of duty when looking for a subject wanted for an outstanding warrant. Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford said Brackeen was the longest serving K9 officer with the department and loved his job.

Officer Tim Brackeen. (Credit: Shelby PD)