WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave following a hostage situation that turned into a chase and ended at WPD headquarters last Thursday.
According to city records, Sgt. Matt Ingram was placed on leave Thursday, Feb. 12, the day of the incident. Linda Rawley, Public Affairs Officer for the WPD, says Ingram was the officer involved in the shooting that occurred at police headquarters at the conclusion of the chase. Rawley says paid administrative leave is standard protocol with officer-involved shootings.
Officials with the Wilmington Police Department say no other officers have been placed on leave.
Last Thursday, Jairo Checo called police from his brown GMC Terrain around 5:20 a.m. saying he had taken his wife and children hostage and was threatening to kill them.