RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Eight guns, 25 containers full of ammunition and more than $1,600 in cash were seized from the home of a man accused of shooting a Wake County sheriff’s deputy May 3, warrants show.
A Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured when gunfire broke out while he was serving a search warrant early on the morning of Tuesday, May 3, Sheriff Donnie Harrison said.
According to warrants, the search of 21-year-old Collin Price’s home at 1436 Old Watkins Road in Raleigh was in connection with a shooting that occurred there Monday, May 2.
The victim of the May 2 shooting told investigators he had come to Price’s home in order to take part in a drug deal. The victim said the deal did not go as planned and he was shot with a shotgun by Price.
Deputies working on that case served a search warrant at the property around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.
When authorities arrived to execute the warrant, shots 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.
While clearing the house after the shooting, deputies saw multiple items of drug paraphernalia, illegal drugs, firearms and spent casings in plain view. A search warrant was then requested for the home.
Deputies executed the search warrant at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and seized a number of items including eight guns, 25 various containers with ammunition in them, six gun magazines (some with ammunition inside), six cellphones and $1,674 in cash.
Price faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury; two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute Schedule VI controlled substance; assault with a deadly weapon on a government official; possession of marijuana paraphernalia; and felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for controlled substances.
Price is being held under a $550,000 secured bond.
Authorities identified the victim in the May 2 shooting as Zakreigh Baker, 20, of Wake Forest.
Officials have not released the deputy’s name.