A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper—identified as Trooper Daniel Harrell—was shot Monday evening and following an extensive search, three suspects were taken into custody.
The five-year veteran was transported to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to WRAL-TV, Several law enforcement agencies—including from Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties, along with Rocky Mount police and the state Highway Patrol—were reportedly involved in the search.
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office said in a Tweet, "We have received word that a State Trooper has been shot in Wilson County. Suspect is on the run. Trooper is being transported to the hospital with condition unknown. Praying for the trooper! Praying that 2019 gets better. We can't stay on this path."