North Carolina Deputy Shot, Suspects Wanted
A Rutherford County (NC) deputy is out of the hospital after being shot during a traffic stop in Ellenboro, North Carolina.
Deputies say occupants of the suspect truck fired several shots toward pursuing officers. One round struck Deputy Jeffery Burgess’s windshield. Deputy Burgess sustained facing injuries from metal fragments and was transported by first responders to Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Deputy Burgess’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was released from the hospital.
Sheriff Chris Francis said his deputy is lucky to be alive after being hit in the face by metal fragments of a bullet.
Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect’s blue truck. The vehicle may be displaying N.C. tag WVM4712.