Homes were evacuated during the search for a man accused of shooting two people, including an Eastern North Carolina sheriff’s deputy, officials say.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office was called to a house Thursday night when the suspect appeared with an “assault-type rifle” and started firing, striking a deputy near the neck, the department said in a Facebook post.
Officials early Friday said they were still looking for the suspect accused of the shooting in La Grange, a town roughly 70 miles southeast of Raleigh. At first, deputies thought the suspect was near Lang Skinner Road, prompting them to tell residents to leave their homes, according to the sheriff’s office.
While officers surrounded the area, the suspect on Friday morning repeatedly shot a resident, stole his pickup and left the scene, the sheriff’s department wrote on Facebook. The truck is a 2003 model Dodge Dakota with red paint and