Trooper shot in Wilson County, search for suspects underway


ELM CITY, N.C. (WTVD) --

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper was shot in Wilson County on Monday evening and an intense search is underway for the shooting suspect.

Sgt. Michael Baker confirmed to ABC11 that Trooper D.C. Harrell, a five-year veteran assigned to Wilson County, was taken to a hospital with what were described as serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Several law enforcement agencies are in the area of Haynes and Beauvue roads in Elm City. Baker told ABC11 that there was an active search for "multiple suspects."

Wilson County Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard Jr said in a statement that authorities are looking for John David Jones, 36.

Follow this story on ABC 11.

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