Grand jury indicts man accused of shooting officer

Jan. 08, 2013 @ 07:07 PM

The Durham Grand Jury indicted Carlos Antonio Riley Jr. Monday for allegedly shooting a Durham police officer in the leg Dec. 18.

Riley’s supporters claim the officer, Kelley Stewart, shot himself in the leg as he was drawing his weapon. He had he pulled Riley over during a traffic stop at the Forest Pointe Apartments off Broad Street in northern Durham about 10:20 a.m.

The grand jury indicted Riley for assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury, armed robbery, assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon, careless and reckless driving, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police claimed Riley shot the officer as Riley scuffled with the officer outside of the car Riley was driving.

Riley is being held in the Durham County Jail under a $1 million bond.

Riley previously has been convicted of two felony drug charges, misdemeanor larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.