Rhode Island authorities catch suspect in officer's slaying

In this undated photo released by the Shelby (N.C.) Police Department, officer Tim Brackeen poses for a photograph. Twenty-three-year-old Irving Lucien Fenner Jr., is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of Bracken who police say was looking for a subject wanted on outstanding warrants. Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford said in a statement that 38-year-old Brackeen, who was a 12-year veteran of the force, died at a Charlotte hospital on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (Shelby (N.C.) Police Department via AP)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island State Police say they have captured a fugitive wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer in North Carolina.

State police say 23-year-old Irving Fenner was located at a home in Coventry, Rhode Island, around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. State Police Col. Steven O'Donnell tells WPRI-TV that Fenner surrendered peacefully.

Fenner was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound that authorities say apparently happened in North Carolina.

A state police tactical team had raided a home in South Providence just before 9 p.m. Tuesday in hopes of finding Fenner, but he was not there.

Authorities say Fenner shot 38-year-old Officer Tim Brackeen of the Shelby Police Department in the North Carolina city on Saturday.

Brackeen was struck in the chest and died Monday.

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