RI police capture suspect in fatal shooting of NC officer

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island police have captured a suspect connected to a deadly shooting in North Carolina early Wednesday morning.

According to Rhode Island State Police, officers believed the man wanted for shooting and killing a Shelby police officer was on Oxford Street in Providence.

State police said the FBI, Providence police and U.S. Marshals were at the scene searching for 23-year-old Irving Fenner. He is considered to be armed and dangerous, police said.

The officer, 38-year-old Tim Brackeen of the Shelby Police Department was shot in the chest on Saturday. He died Monday from his injuries.

Brackeen was married with a daughter. In 2012, he was named officer of the year.

State Police Col. Steven O’Donnell said officers used tear gas to get into the building in Providence. He also said the suspect’s half-sister was taken into custody at the home.

According to a news release from the Shelby Police Department, Jolisa Peeler, of Rhode Island, was arrested locally on Tuesday and charged with accessory after the fact of first-degree murder, a felony.

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