UPDATE: Suspect in custody named after Greenville overnight standoff

UPDATE: Suspect in custody named after Greenville overnight standoff

A Greenville police officer has been shot and is expected to recover after responding to the domestic call, according to officials.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -A standoff that began after a Greenville police officer was shot late Tuesday night has come to an end early Wednesday morning with the suspect in custody.

Police say they arrested 31-year-old Jonas Fucito around 2 a.m. after being barricaded inside an apartment on Glendale Drive for five and a half hours.

Greenville Police Chief Ted Sauls says officers initially were called after an open line from 911 Tuesday night, meaning someone had called for help, but was not communicating or responding.

Officers responded to what was believed to be a domestic call at the apartment around 8:30 p.m.

Jonas Michael Fucito Mug

Jonas Michael Fucito Mug

Police said Fucito shot through the door, injuring the officer.

It was unclear at first if the officer was injured by shrapnel from the door or was actually shot. Police later confirmed while the officer was at ECU Health Medical Center that gunfire wounded the officer. Officials say the officer is expected to recover.

Officials say Fucito has been charged with attempted murder.

Police also say a 9-month-old child who was in the home with him is safe, was not injured, and will be evaluated by DSS.

GPD officer injured responding to domestic call

GPD officer injured responding to domestic call

Hooker Road between West Arlington Boulevard and Howell Street was closed for several hours while police worked to get the man out of the home.

Anyone not instructed to evacuate was asked to shelter in place.

Stay with WITN as we work to learn more.

Sauls says multiple agencies responded, including Greenville police, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, ECU Police Department, and The North Carolina Highway Patrol.

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