Statesville, NC – Corporal Casey Hoover of the Statesville Police Department is recovering after being shot during a deadly incident in Charlotte on Monday.

The shooting, which took place in the Shannon Park neighborhood, involved a task force operation. Corporal Hoover, a member of the U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, was one of five officers injured.

According to a statement released by the Statesville Police Department, Corporal Hoover sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso in an area not protected by his vest. He underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition. Officials expect him to make a full recovery.

Four officers were tragically killed in the shooting. They were identified as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Joshua Eyers, North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Officers Sam Poluche and Alden Elliott, and another officer whose identity has not yet been released.

This incident marks the first time a CMPD officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty since 2007.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No further details have been released about the suspect or the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Community Rallies Around Injured Officer

News of Corporal Hoover’s injury has sent shockwaves through the Statesville community. The Statesville Police Department has been inundated with well-wishes for the officer and his family. Chief David Onley expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support.

“Our hearts go out to Corporal Hoover and his family during this difficult time,” Chief Onley said in a statement. “We are incredibly grateful for the messages of support we have received from the community. 

Corporal Hoover is a valued member of our department, and we will do everything in our power to support him on the road to recovery.”

A spokesperson for the Statesville Police Department also confirmed that a fund has been established to help Corporal Hoover and his family with medical expenses. Details on how to donate will be released soon.

Task Force Shooting Raises Questions

The deadly shooting in Charlotte has raised questions about the dangers faced by law enforcement officers serving on task forces. Task forces often involve officers from multiple jurisdictions working together on high-risk operations.

Law enforcement experts are expected to review the incident to see if any changes need to be made to protocols or equipment used by task forces.

In the meantime, Corporal Hoover’s recovery remains a top priority for the Statesville Police Department and the community.

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