Sanford Police officer shot
SANFORD -- A Sanford Police officer was shot late Saturday night.
At 11:35 p.m. Saturday, officers were working in the area of the Fields Drive and Boykin Avenue in reference to a previous disturbance call, according to a Sanford Police report. While in the area, two officers were approached by several subjects on foot. The officers reportedly were fired upon and one officer was struck by a bullet in his upper thigh. He was transported to Central Carolina Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and later released. The second officer was not injured.
Upon being fired upon, two of the suspects were struck by officer gunfire and they were transported to CCH by personal vehicle, the report states.
At 8:45 a.m. today (Sunday), Darrell Naquan Hill, 19, of 2906 Cameron Drive, Sanford, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault on law enforcement officer with a firearm and one count of possession of a stolen firearm, according to the report. Hill was treated for his shoulder and head injury at CCH and released. He was placed in Lee County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.
Warrants are also on file on a second suspect and are pending service upon his release from UNC Hospital, where he was transported for treatment of his non life threatening injuries.
The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the shooting and the officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure, the report states.