WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — Emergency crews transported one person to the hospital after Wake Forest police officers responded to an armed robbery call at a motel Thursday morning, officials said.
The incident occurred at the Sleep Inn, located at 12401 Wake Union Church Road, near Capital Boulevard. According to police, they received a 911 call around 1:45 a.m. in reference to an armed robbery at the motel.
Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who had been shot during the robbery. The man, identified as employee Samuel Tilley, 19, was taken to WakeMed with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
Police said none of the guests at the motel had to leave their rooms because of the incident.
The follow-up investigation is underway. Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is urged to call the Wake Forest Police Department Tip Line at 919-435-9610.