During the early morning hours a Wake County, N.C. Sheriff’s deputy who was attempting to serve a warrant along with the SWAT Team was fired upon at a residence on Old Watkins Road.
Master Deputy Stephen Brooks was hit by what is believed to be debris kicked up by the shots according to Sheriff Donnie Harrison. “As we came in the yard, a gentleman came out and started firing shots,” Harrison said.
Brooks, who has worked for the sheriff’s office for 16 years, was taken to the hospital to be looked at for superficial wounds to his arm but is expected to recover.
The subject retreated into the residence and barricaded himself in the home for a short time. Deputies did return fire. Shortly after Collin Stewart Price, 21 surrendered himself to authorities. Price was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Sheriff Harrison said that this was another clear example of the deadly encounters that Law Enforcement officers face on a daily basis. “It really concerns me because these guys are doing this to protect the citizens of this county and this state, and they need that respect,” he said.