Teen employee shot at Wake Forest motel during armed robbery, police say

Sleep Inn off Wake Union Church Road (Lauren Haviland/CBS North Carolina)
Sleep Inn off Wake Union Church Road (Lauren Haviland/CBS North Carolina)

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.

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