Fayetteville NC June 9, 2021
A North Carolina security officer was critically wounded during a carjacking and robbery at a closed hotel in Fayetteville.
Police say the gunman shot the security officer, took his wallet and belongings, and then stole the security officer’s vehicle before fleeing.
Police say that the security officer was found hours later by another security officer coming in to relieve the security officer who was shot.
He was found lying face down in a pool of blood, barely alive according to police.
He has been identified as 63-year-old Jerry Smothers.
Detectives are looking for video from nearby businesses and are chasing down a few leads.
The security officer suffered life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition today.