Man wanted for shooting and killing NC cop arrested in Rhode Island

Irving Lucien Fenner Jr.
Irving Lucien Fenner Jr.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WNCT) – A man accused of shooting and killing a North Carolina police officer over the weekend has been arrested.

9 On Your Side’s sister station in Providence, R.I., WPRI, says Irving Fenner Jr. was arrested Wednesday morning around two o’clock.

According to WPRI, Rhode Island State Police say officers originally surrounded a home on Oxford Street Tuesday night. Local and state police, along with the FBI, and the U.S. Marshals used tear gas to get inside the building; however, the 23-year-old suspect was not inside.

WPRI says authorities eventually found and arrested Fenner about 30 miles south of Providence.

Fenner is accused of shooting Officer Tim Brackeen on Saturday. The 38-year-old Shelby Police officer was shot while trying to serve a warrant. He died from his injuries on Monday.

Brackeen, a 13-year-veteran of the Shelby Police Department, is survived by a wife and daughter.

According to a Shelby Police Department news release, Jolisa Peeler, of Rhode Island, was also arrested. Peeler faces a felony charge for accessory after the fact.

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