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BREAKING: NC Deputy Murdered, Authorities Searching For Shooter

Raleigh, NC – A Wake County sheriff’s deputy was murdered in the line of duty on Thursday night.

Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker said the fatal shooting occurred near a gas station on Auburn Knightdale Road and Battle Bridge Road at approximately 11 p.m. on Aug. 11, WTVD reported.

Officials have not yet released the details of what led up to the shooting.

Investigators did not release the name of the fallen hero, nor have they provided any information about the gunman.

A search for the suspect remained ongoing.

Raleigh police and Wake County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies blocked off roads near the scene as the investigation continued overnight, WNCN reported.

A police drone was also seen flying overhead to provide investigators with an aerial view of the search area, according to WRAL.

“It breaks my heart to have to report that a member of this office was fatally wounded… after about 11 p.m. last night in the line of duty,” Sheriff Baker said during an emotional press conference later in the night, according to WNCN. “We will find who’s responsible.”

The sheriff said local law enforcement officers need the community’s support and patience as they work to piece the case together.

“We ask for prayers, [and] we ask for patience as we go about finding out what happened and who is responsible,” Sheriff Baker said, according to WNCN.

The murder of the Wake County deputy marked the sixth occasion of a deputy being shot in the area in the past month, WTVD reported.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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