High Point man facing attempted murder charge; Kernersville officer shot in line of duty, in critical condition, police say

North Carolina

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A High Point man faces multiple charges after a Kernersville officer was shot in the line of duty on Sunday, according to a Kernersville Police Department news release.

The officer was shot on Sunday at approximately 3:30 a.m. and is currently in critical condition and receiving medical treatment.

Around 9:45 a.m., officers responded to the area of Oak Grove Church Road when they were told about a person matching the description of the suspect in the case.

Officers found Quinton Donnell Blocker, 38, of Hight Point, and identified him as the offender in the shooting.

Blocker was taken into custody without incident and has been charged with the following offenses:

  • first-degree attempted murder
  • felony assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm
  • possession of a firearm by felon

He is in the custody of the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond.

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