A man is in custody charged with shooting a police officer in Statesville Friday night.
Two officers were on routine foot patrol around Raleigh Avenue and Fifth Street around 11 p.m. Friday when someone stepped out of the shadows behind them and fired multiple rounds in the officers’ direction. Officer Tyler Horn was shot once in the back and taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released early Saturday morning.
Today, officers arrested 21-year-old Keith Eugene Lackey and charged him with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, two counts assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and discharging a firearm in the city limits.
Investigators have not said what evidence led to Lackey’s arrest.
Officials are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 704-878-3406.