Raleigh officer's shot didn't hit fighting men

From staff reportsJanuary 2, 2014 

Joshua Earl Holloman: 1/ 1/2014, at 241 ALLEN GROVE CT RALEIGH, NC. 5'11", 240. Charged with: AWDWIKISI.

— A police officer did not hit anyone when he fired his weapon at the scene of a fight between two men early New Year’s Day, according to police.

Two men – Joshua Earl Holloman 22, and Darrell Anthony Bobbitt, 23 – had a dispute at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Rock Quarry Road at about 3 a.m., police said. The fight escalated to gunfire, and the police officer saw the two men while approaching the intersection in his patrol car.

The officer fired his weapon in “response to observing the use of deadly force,” police said. But his gunfire did not hit either man, police said Thursday.

One of the men, Bobbitt, was badly injured by multiple gunshots during the fight. The other man, Holloman, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injuries. He was not shot during the fight, according to police.

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