Wake deputy, suspect shot near Wendell
Posted November 17, 2011
Updated November 18, 2011
Wendell, N.C. — A Wake County sheriff's deputy and a suspect were both shot after authorities responded to a domestic dispute call at 208 Gail Ridge Lane near Wendell Thursday night, according to the sheriff's office.
Mark Brandon Zareski, 56, is accused of beating his wife, Diane Zareski, 28, and then shooting a deputy who responded to her call for help, authorities said. Deputies returned fire, injuring the man.
First Class Deputy Jeff Martin, 26, was in good condition at WakeMed and was expected to be released late Thursday or early Friday, according to Sheriff Donnie Harrison.
Martin was wearing a bullet-proof vest, which saved his life, Harrison said. He has been with the department four years.
Mark Zareski was in surgery at WakeMed Thursday night. His condition was not available. Diane Zareski was also being treated at the hospital for injuries she suffered during a beating, according to authorities.
No other information was released.