Suspect Berry also injured

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A suspect believed to be involved in a shooting of three Havelock police officers is wheeled toward an awaiting ambulance on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Havelock. The suspect, whose name was not released, was taken by ambulance to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, but his injuries were said not to be life-threatening. The three Havelock officers who were shot also did not have life-threatening injuries.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 02:40 PM.

Three Havelock police officers were injured in a shooting Thursday inside a Webb Boulevard home.

The officers were identified as Lt. Brian Borton, Officer Loren Boone, and Sgt. Jim Fahnestock. Their injuries are not life-threatening, according to Diane Miller, Havelock city spokeswoman.

The suspect, identified as Richard Berry, was also injured, but Miller said his injuries did not result from any shots fired from Havelock police officers and were not life-threatening.

All four were transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern. Borton and Boone were treated and released, while Fahnestock and Berry were still receiving treatment as of 5 p.m. Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Miller said Fahnestock was having surgery on his hand where he was shot.

Havelock police received a call about 12:20 p.m. Thursday about an armed person at 407 Webb Blvd. Miller did not say if that call originated from the house or elsewhere.

She said that as officers arrived, they heard gunshots and then entered the home. Miller said the officers did not see Berry, who was in a back bedroom with the door closed. They then heard another gunshot and talked to Berry through the closed door.

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