Fugitive wanted in police slaying waives extradition

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities say a fugitive wanted in connection with the slaying of a North Carolina police officer has agreed to be returned to the state to face charges.

The office of Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says 23-year-old Irving Fenner signed extradition waiver papers on Thursday and may be picked up by North Carolina authorities. It’s not clear when North Carolina officials will pick up Fenner.

Shelby police Officer Tim Brackeen was shot Sept. 10. North Carolina authorities say Brackeen was trying to arrest Fenner on outstanding warrants when they shot at each other. The officer died two days later.

Fenner was wounded, but managed to get to Rhode Island, where he was arrested in Coventry last week.

Authorities have said they will seek the death penalty.

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