Police officer who was shot remains in critical condition
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A police officer who was recently shot in Kernersville, North Carolina, remains in critical but stable condition.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the Kernersville Police Department gave an update on the officer’s condition on Thursday.
Officer Sean Houle was shot three times with his own gun early Sunday morning at an apartment complex. Authorities charged Quinton Donnell Blocker, 37, with attempted first-degree murder and felony assault on a law-enforcement officer.
Arrest warrants said Houle had encountered Blocker earlier in the day after Blocker ran away from a traffic stop. The officer then encountered Blocker at the apartment complex when the officer was there for an unrelated matter, police said.
Houle is a K-9 officer in Kernersville. He previously worked for the Winston-Salem Police Department as well as the Lewisville and Oak Ridge fire departments.