A police officer is shot and the man accused of shooting him is in jail.
State Police say Officer Eddie Asher was shot and wounded Friday night while making a traffic stop in Downtown Irvine. That shot came from a third floor apartment window at a city street corner. Police say they surrounded the building while a hostage negotiator tried to make contact with the suspect and chemical devices were deployed into the apartment.
Police say they could hear gunshots coming from inside the apartment. After more attempts, police say they arrested 58 year old Junice J. Mayes. He is being charged with criminal attempt to commit murder and 4 counts of wanton endangerment.
Officer Asher was treated and released. No one else was injured.