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A North Carolina police officer Frank Lee Whittington Jr was recovering Saturday night after being shot while on duty, becoming the fourth officer shot in the Charlotte area in a little more than a week, according to reports.
Cpl. Kings Mountain Police Chief Lisa Proctor said Frank Lee Whittington Jr., a 14-year senior officer in the Kings Mountain Police Department, had surgery and is expected to do well, according to WCNC-TV in Charlotte.
Cpl. Frank Lee Whittington Jr., a 14-year veteran in the Kings Mountain Police Department, had surgery on Saturday night and was expected to be fine. (Kings Mountain Police Department)
Whittington was shot on the back porch of a house while responding to a report by a suspect. Proctor said he had no details on the shooting.
“We are very grateful that he is still alive and that we haven’t planned funeral number three for another law enforcement agency in the past week and a half,” he said.
The suspect who was shot was also hospitalized, according to the WSOC-TV in Charlotte.
Previously, Officer Jason Shuping from the Concord Police Department was fatally shot while trying to arrest a car thief suspect. Officer Kaleb Robinson was injured and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
On December 11, Officer Tyler Herndon from the Mount Holly Police Department was shot and killed while interfering with a car wash. He died two days before his 26th birthday.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation took over the Whittington case.
“This is crazy,” said Proctor, according to the WCNC. “This madness is what law enforcement agencies have to endure and deal with now, more than ever, it’s a little hard to talk about. Because nobody, nobody knows how much it will cost to put one of these badges every morning, as soon as he leaves the front door. knowing you are. “