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Gofundme page started for wounded Raleigh Officer

By Erin Smith

A Gofundme page has been started to raise funds to assist the Raleigh Police Officer who was shot wounded on Wednesday night.

The page was started by David Blackwelder who is the Wake County Chapter President of the North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance. The group hopes to raise $50,000 to assist officer Ainsworth and his family with medical expenses.


According to the Raleigh News and Observer, Raleigh Police Officer C. D. Ainsworth is recovering from surgery at WakeMed.

Officer Ainsworth, was shot multiple times as he attempted to apprehend a possible suspect involved in a car jacking that had ocurred earlier Wednesday. When he stepped out of his patrol car, the suspect opened fire.

Arrested were Cedric Jamal Kearney, 24, of Henderson and Antonio Dequan Fletcher, 21, of Cary.

Kearney is charged with attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering and felony larceny. He is being held in Wake County Jail under a $2.5 million bond.

Fletcher is charged with possession of a stolen firearm. He is being held in Wake County Jail under a $10,000 bond.

Kearney and Fletcher are alleged to have robbed a man of a cell phone, his vehicle and wallet

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