Fallen Shelby officer laid to rest

Community members gathered to say goodbye to Shelby Officer Tim Brackeen, who was laid to rest on Friday. in a service at Keeter Stadium in Shelby.

The body of the fallen Shelby police officer, killed in the line of duty, was brought home Tuesday afternoon by a processional of local law enforcement.

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

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The suspect in the case, 23-year-old Irving Lucien Fenner, Jr., was arrested Wednesday morning in Rhode Island. He was immediately taken to a hospital and treated for a gun shot wound he received in North Carolina, according to Rhode Island State Police.

Four other women were also charged for their involvement in the shooting.

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In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made; Shelby Police Department K9 Unit, PO BOX 207, Shelby, NC 28152.

A GoFundMe page was also set up for Brackeen to help his widow and daughter during this difficult time.