NC trooper recovering from gunshot wound

NC trooper recovering from gunshot wound

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 6:49 AM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper is recovering after being shot during a traffic stop in Durham, and police have arrested a man who was wanted in Vermont. 

Attorney General Roy Cooper said state agents arrested 23-year-old Mikel Edward Brady of Durham on Tuesday for assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting of 42-year-old Trooper Michael Potts. Cooper's office said Brady had been wanted on warrants from Vermont  

Public Safety Secretary Kieran Shanahan said Potts was shot four times with bullets piercing each hand, his right shoulder and the right side of his face. The 11-year patrol veteran had two surgeries and was in fair condition Tuesday. 

Shanahan says Potts had stopped a car because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
 

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