Law Enforcement are still on the search for a man accused of shooting Shelby Police officer Tim Brackeen in the line of duty Saturday morning.

Officer Tim Brackeen, 38, was looking for a subject wanted for outstanding warrants when he was shot in the torso according to the Police Chief Jeffrey H. Ledford.

Police are searching for the suspect, 23-year- old Irving Lucien Fenner, Jr., wanted for kidnapping and robbery and now facing an attempted murder charge.

Shelby Authorities said details about what specifically happened are still under investigation and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been assisting with the investigation.

Brackeen was brought to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and then transported to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.  He was listed in a stable but critical condition.

Shelby community rallied together waiting and hoping for the recovery of police officer Tim Brackeen who was shot in the line of duty.

Blake Hanson of wsoctv .com reported, little has changed, he remains in critical condition. But the community he serves is making their support known. They said they want the family to know they are not alone.

Dashawn Brown reported that blue ribbons tied on trees were all around the city.

Church pastor said they dedicated their entire service to the officer.

Gov. Pat McCrory, in a Sept 11 event, asked for a moment of silence to pray for the officer and his family. He said, “It shows how our first responder every day are risking their lives on our behalf”.

Shelby police chief said, “It’s one of the last things that you want to hear that somebody within the police family gets hurt. He means a lot to us, he means a lot to his community and he means a lot to his family.”

Officer Brackeen is currently assigned as a K-9 officer for the department. He started working with the Shelby Police Department in July 2004. He is married and has one daughter.

In a Sunday Facebook post of Shelby Police Department, they said that the investigation is ongoing and no further details are available.

They seek help from anyone with information as to the location of Irving Lucien Fenner, Jr., to please contact the Shelby Police Department at (704) 484-6845 or Crimestoppers at (704) 481-TIPS (8477).

Fenner’s last known address is 2506 Blacksburg Road, Grover, NC.

The Shelby Police Department also updated their Facebook cover photo Saturday with a police-themed American flag with “Team Brackeen” written along the top.


A news release from the Police Department stated, “At this time our department asks for everyone to keep Officer Brackeen, his family, and the entire department in their thoughts and prayers.”

Let us respond to that call and pray for Officer Brackeen and his family.

Photo courtesy of Shelby Police Department Facebook Page.