Shelby police officer shot in line of duty passes away

- Shelby police officer Tim Brackeen died Monday morning after being shot in the line of duty over the weekend, according to the Shelby Police Department.

Officer Brackeen passed away about 11:42 a.m. at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

On Saturday, September 12, Brackeen, 38, was in the area of Parkview Street in Shelby  searching for a person wanted on outstanding warrants. During his search, officers in the area heard gunshots and went straight to Officer Brackeen's location. Police found him suffering from a gunshot wound in his torso area.

Investigators have secured warrants for 23-year-old Irving Lucien Fenner, Jr., who they say is the main suspect in the shooting.

Due to recent events, the charges in this case have now been upgraded to first degree murder, according to Shelby Police.

No decisions have been made on funeral arrangements.

"At this time our department asks for everyone to keep Officer Brackeen's family and the entire department in their thoughts and prayers," Shelby police said in a news release. 

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A Shelby K9 police officer was shot in the line of duty around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to police.

Officer Tim Brackeen, 38, was in the area of Parkview Street in Shelby searching for a person wanted on outstanding warrants. During his search, officers in the area heard gunshots and went straight to Officer Brackeen's location. Police found him suffering from a gunshot wound in his torso area.

Police are on the hunt for the person they believe is responsible for shooting Officer Brackeen.

Investigators have secured warrants for 23-year-old Irving Lucien Fenner, Jr. Police who they say shot Officer Tim Brackeen.

Brackeen was taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and then taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment. He is in stable but critical condition.

The officer has been with Shelby PD for 12 years. He is married and has one daughter.

The Shelby PD and the State Bureau of Investigation are still investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident or where Fenner might be is asked to call Shelby PD at 704-484-6845 or Crime Stoppers at 704- 481-8477.

 

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