Raleigh Police Officer Charles Ainsworth

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Created January 10, 2019

Officer Charles Ainsworth of the Raleigh Police Department was shot multiple times while responding to a suspicious vehicle. He was out of surgery early Thursday, but his condition was not known.

All of the money raised will go to Officer Ainsworth. 

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As the President of the Wake County Chapter of the N.C. Sheriff Police Alliance, my mission is to support those who serve our community. Please donate to this brave hero. North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance 

The funds will be distributed by the Sheriff Police Foundation. We help to fund the services we provide, including a death benefit for the survivors of officers killed in the line of duty, scholarships for the children of law enforcement officers, and  prompt legal representation for any officer involved in any incident while performing his/her duties as a law enforcement officer.   We are a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. North Carolina Sheriff Police Foundation 

36089486_1547218673751229_r.jpegDavid Blackwelder - Wake County Chapter President of the North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance. 

Ainsworth graduated from Raleigh's police academy in December 2017. He is an alumnus of North Carolina State University, where he majored in psychology. He grew up in Jacksonville.

What led to the shooting
Authorities said Ainsworth attempted to apprehend someone on Western Boulevard near Schaub Drive around 8:25 p.m. following a report of a suspicious vehicle believed to have been involved in a carjacking.

Ainsworth was immediately shot multiple times, including once in the neck, after exiting his patrol car, authorities said.

A Wake County magistrate said that Kearney is suspected of shooting Ainsworth with a .45-caliber handgun, while Fletcher is suspected of being in the car with Kearney.

Warrants show that, before the shooting, Kearney stole a man's phone, car and wallet – together worth $16,000 – and threatened the man with a gun.

Sherry Richmond, 22, of 205 Garden Path St. in Rougemont, was also charged in connection with the robbery. She was not charged in connection with the shooting.

Fletcher's charge of possession of a stolen firearm, a .32-caliber pistol, is unrelated to the robbery that Kearney's and Richmond's charges are connected to.

Read the full story here: https://www.wral.com/2-charged-after-raleigh-police-officer-shot-in-neck-officer-in-hospital/18113974/
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Update 6
Posted by David Blackwelder
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I would like to tell everyone thank you for supporting Officer Ainsworth. The GoFundMe account has been transferred to him for his use as intended. You may continue to donate, all of the funds are directly distributed to Officer Ainsworth.
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Posted by David Blackwelder
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The Sheriff Police Foundation helps to fund the services we provide, including a death benefit for the survivors of officers killed in the line of duty, scholarships for the children of law enforcement officers, and prompt legal representation for any officer involved in any incident while performing his/her duties as a law enforcement officer. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.
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Update 4
Posted by David Blackwelder
9 days ago
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Two days after a Raleigh police officer was shot in the line of duty, the police chief delivered her first on-camera statement to the public.

"This has been a very difficult time for the Ainsworth family and Raleigh Police Department," Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said.

Officer C.B. Ainsworth was shot multiple times as he responded to a suspicious car call around 8 p.m. on Wednesday near Schaub Drive and Teakwood Place in Southwest Raleigh, authorities said.

"It's time like this that test us," Deck-Brown said. "We speak words of encouragement for each other."

Deck-Brown said the Ainsworth family has requested the Department not release information on the officer's condition.

"We are hopeful he will get through this," the chief said.

Police said Cedric Kearney shot Ainsworth and ran from the scene. He was apprehended around midnight.

Deck-Brown released a written statement at 2:30 a.m. Thursday giving an update on Ainsworth:

"The officer who was shot in this incident is out of surgery. The Raleigh Police Department is grateful for all of the support from the various law enforcement agencies, the surgeons and medical staff, and the community. We ask that everyone continue to pray for the officer and his family."

Ainsworth has since undergone surgery again and is listed in serious condition.

A total of four people were arrested in the aftermath of the shooting.

According to authorities, Kearney and Antonio Fletcher stole a man's car, phone and wallet and then threatened him with a handgun.

The two men were fleeing the scene when the officer stopped them because the tags came up as a stolen vehicle. Shots were then fired.

Kearney faces charges not only for shooting Ainsworth but authorities now say he fired at a second officer.

Kearney’s bond stands at $2,665,000.

Link: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/raleigh-chief-we-are-all-hurting-in-aftermath-of-officer-s-shooting/1698067047
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Update 3
Posted by David Blackwelder
11 days ago
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RALEIGH, N.C. – More charges have been filed after three suspects were charged in connection to the shooting of a Raleigh officer Wednesday night.

Officer C.D. Ainsworth was shot while on duty Wednesday night.
It happened around 8 p.m. on Western Boulevard near Blue Ridge Road, up the road from NC State's main campus.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Officer Ainsworth.

According to Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, Officer Charles Ainsworth is out of surgery and in recovery. The department is asking for continued prayers from the community.

Link: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2019/01/09/officer-shot-in-raleigh
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