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Suspect Shoots NC Officer in Jail Booking Area

March 21, 2016  | 

A police officer in North Carolina was shot by a peeping suspect in the booking area of the county jail, authorities said Monday.

The city of Durham said in a news release that Durham police Officer R.S. Turner saw the suspect reach for a gun in the back of his pants after unlocking his handcuffs in the booking area of the Durham County Detention Facility early Monday, reports the Associated Press.

The officer and 44-year-old Danny McMillen struggled over the gun, which fired once, grazing Turner's abdomen, authorities said. Turner has been released from the hospital.

Turner was responding to a peeping call when he arrested McMillen about 90 minutes earlier, investigators said.

McMillen faces secret peeping, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, and other charges. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

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OK then @ 3/21/2016 7:16 PM

I am not familar w/ Durham protocols but I would have assumed a prisoner would have been tossed at least once before making it to booking.

kevCopAz @ 3/21/2016 11:17 PM

Many of the things that happen anger us all, but this type of total lack of proper search always takes the cake. PEOPLE remember the basics, please. based on the story it appears that the officer shot was the arresting officer, hopefully learned from his own error (painfully so) and I hope others learn from his mistake. Everyone can serve as an example, even a bad example teaches the wise something. Thank God the officer will be alright (I hope) and thank God that another officer didn't have to pay the price or death or i jury due to this officers mistake. Please I am not trying to arm chair quarterback and be too harsh, but really? Come on, keep your mind on the job for everyones sake.

Kojack58 @ 3/28/2016 9:36 AM

As a training officer, you cannot stress enough the search of a suspect. You have to wear the gloves and inspect all areas of the body that can hide a weapon that can take your life or an innocent victims life. Stay safe brothers and sisters.

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