5-year-old girl in suspect’s vehicle during Spring Lake officer-involved shooting

5-year-old girl in suspect’s vehicle during Spring Lake officer-involved shooting


THROWING PUNCHES. THE INMATE WHO WAS ININJURED WAS TREATED AND RETURNED TO THE PRISON. THE STATE AND SHERIFF’S OFFICE JOINED AN INVESTIGATION IN AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR SPRING LAKE. AN OFFICER OPENED FIRE ON A WOMAN THAT SPED OFF FROM A TRAFFIC STOP AND HIT A POLICE OFFICER. NATE ROGERS IS IN SPRING LAKE. A YOUNG CHILD WAS IN THE CAR WITH THE WOMAN, RIGHT? REPORTER: THAT’S RIGHT, RUSS. CHARLES KIMBALL POLICE CHIEF RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE OFFICER INVOLVED. IT IS MELANIE WINSLOW OF SPRING LAKE. THE OFFICER IS MILTON DELAOI WHO JOINED THE DEPARTMENT IN 2015. OFFICERS WERE DISPATCHED TO A SHOPPING CENTER ON LILLINGTON HIGHWAY. THE OFFICER WITNESSED HER DRIVING RECKLESSLY DOING WHAT IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS DOUGHNUTS, DRIVING IN A CIRCLE AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. WHEN HE APPROACHED THE CAR, SHE SPED AWAY AND STRUCK THE OFFICER. HE FIRED TWO SHOTS INTO THE VEHICLE. SHE WAS ARRESTED ON EASTMAN CHESTER DRIVE A SHORT TIME LATER. HER 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD WAS INSIDE THE CAR DURING THE ALTERCATION. THE CHILD IS IN A SAFE LOCATION WITH THE FATHER. THE OFFICER HAS NOT BEEN INTERVIEWED YET. I DON’T SPEAK TO WHAT HE KNEW AT THE TIME HE ENGAGED MISS WENZEL. Reporter: THE CHIEF SAID THE CHILD WAS UNHARMED. WENZEL IS IN THE HOSPITAL IN STABLE CONDITION. THE OFFICER WAS TREATED AND RELEASED FOR HIS INJURIES. THE CHIEF TOLD US THAT HE WILL BE ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES WHILE THEY INVESTIGATE. THE DRIVER INVOLVED, MISS WENZEL, MORE THAN LIKELY SHE

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