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Southport leaders support police after shooting incident

SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – Southport Alderman have passed a resolution of support for the city's police department.

This comes in the aftermath of the case of Detective Bryon Vassey, the Southport Police Officer who shot and killed a teenager who was suffering from a schizophrenic episode.

The resolution states in part "The Board of Alderman have the utmost confidence in the integrity of their chief of police, officers, and staff."

It goes on to state that the board "wholeheartedly supports the department."

Keith Vidal died when Vassey shot him last month at his home in Boiling Spring Lakes.

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