Wayne County law enforcement officer involved in break-in shooting, officials say

DUDLEY, N.C. (WNCN) – A 25-year-old man faces charges in connection with a break-in and shooting at a Dudley residence Thursday evening, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said.

Isidro Fonseca, 25, faces a felony breaking and entering charges after the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said he was involved in a break-in on Sleepy Creek Road.

Willie Lee Brinson told deputies he saw a suspicious vehicle around 5:45 p.m. on property in the 400 block of Sleepy Creek Road in Dudley. Brinson is a law enforcement officer in Wayne County, officials confirmed.

Brinson said he witnessed a suspect walking in the back yard of the residence there and a second suspect crawling out of a window.

One suspect ran from the scene while the second approached Brinson.

Brinson told deputies he was physically assaulted by the suspect. Brinson then pulled out a small caliber handgun.

A shot was fired during a struggle for the gun, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The suspect then fled the area.

Soon after that incident, a person arrived at Wayne Memorial Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. That person, later identified as Jesus Manuel Diaz-Fonseca, 26, was taken to a Greenville hospital for treatment.

Two other people, including Fonseca, arrived at the hospital with Diaz-Fonseca.

He listed in stable condition, officials said.

Following an investigation, Fonesca was charged. He received a $5,000 bond and was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center.

Warrants charging Diaz-Fonseca with felony breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny have been taken out.

The North Carolina SBI has been asked to invest the incident since Brinson is a law enforcement officer in Wayne County.

More arrests are expected.

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