NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A man is shot and killed by law enforcement after officials say he shot a detective Thursday afternoon.
District Attorney Ben David confirmed that the suspect involved in that detective shooting, Brandon Smith, is now dead. According to David, a multi-agency task force had been searching for Smith since Thursday. He was located today.
Officials chased Smith, who was in a car, into a neighborhood near Fulbright Road and Carl Seitter Drive. Smith then ran on foot into a wooded area. That is where officials said Smith was shot and killed.
No officers were injured during today's incident, according to officials on scene. Detective Spencer, who was shot by Smith on Thursday, is said to be recovering well at a hospital.
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