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A Wilson police officer has been placed on administrative duty after shooting a suspect during an assault early Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday around 2:55 a.m., the Wilson Police Department said they were sitting on their patrol vehicles working on reports in the parking lot of 2606 Downing Street when a white man suspect approached them.
According to police, the 36-year-old suspect assaulted one of the officers and then advanced on them with a hammer. The assaulted officer fired his weapon striking the suspect in the shoulder, police said.
The suspect was transported to Vidant Medical Center and has been released with a non-life-threatening injury.
The officer did not receive any medical treatment for his injury.
Police contacted the NC State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation.
The officer that fired his weapon has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.