Deputy on Leave After Teen Shot in Raid
Posted June 19, 2007
Smithfield, N.C. — A Johnston County deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave after a teen was shot during a weekend drug raid.
Deputy Jason Guseman, a member of the Johnston County Sheriff's Office's narcotics unit, was executing a search warrant at a home on East Lizzie Street in Selma Saturday night when the owner confronted him with a gun, authorities said.
Guseman fired a shot at the man, which missed him, ricocheted off an unidentified object and hit a 16-year-old girl who was visiting the house, authorities said.
The girl, whose name wasn't released, was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Michael King and Brenda Russell, who live in the house, face multiple drug charges in connection with a three-month undercover drug operation, authorities said.
The incident is under review by the State Bureau of Investigation.