Man charged after Wake deputy hurt while serving a warrant

Collin Price

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) –  A Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured when gunfire broke out while he was serving a search warrant early Tuesday morning, Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Tuesday.

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Investigators are still working to determine all of the details, but say the incident stemmed from a shooting Monday afternoon at 1436 Old Watkins Road in Raleigh.

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Deputies working on that case served a search warrant at the property around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

That’s when officials say gunshots were fired from the home. One deputy was injured in his arm. The deputy was treated and released from WakeMed and only suffered minor injuries from shrapnel and not directly from a bullet.

Harrison said the injured deputy was one of about 15 or 20 deputies on scene around the time of the shooting. Harrison said someone came outside and began firing shots before going back inside the home. About a minute later, the person gave up and came back out.

The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Collin Price. Price has been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

“Anytime you’re doing something, going to somebody’s house, you don’t’ know what’s on the other side of that door and that’s why we train and train and train. That’s the biggest thing. But still, these deputies put their lives on the line to make sure we’re doing the right thing to take care of the people of Wake County and I’m proud of them,” Harrison said.

Authorities said the warrant was to further investigate a shooting that happened at the home Monday, which sent someone to the hospital.

Authorities identified the victim in Monday’s shooting as Zakreigh Baker, 20, of Wake Forest.

Officials have not yet released the deputy’s name.

The shooting remains under investigation.



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