Morehead City officer won't face charges in shooting

Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 06:26 PM.

Hardin, a Havelock High graduate, was seriously injured and hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for a week before being released to continue his recovery at home. He underwent surgery and was placed in an induced coma while in the Greenville hospital.

What was termed a negligent discharge of Willis’ weapon was reported to the Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission, according to the release, and Willis could face a negligence action in civil court.

Willis had been on administrative leave prior to his termination last week as the investigations progressed.

The Morehead City Police Department, according to the release, will conduct a review of its officer training program to avoid the possibility of a similar situation occurring again. 

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