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Gunshots Fired After Car Chase, Wayne County Authorities Say

Posted September 21, 2005

— The State Bureau of Investigation and the N.C. Highway Patrol will investigate a car chase and shooting that involved law enforcement authorities Tuesday near Goldsboro.

The Goldsboro Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said officers with the Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Squad were attempting to stop a vehicle at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, but the driver of the vehicle refused to stop.

The driver then led officers on a chase before the suspect's vehicle crashed at Patetown Road and East New Hope Road, just north of Goldsboro.

As the officers tried to apprehend the driver and a passenger, the officers were assaulted and shots were fired, authorities said.

The two suspects -- identified as Korey Hill and Anthony Davis -- were wounded during the incident and transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where they were treated.

Hill and Davis, both of Mount Olive, were then placed in the Wayne County Jail. They face numerous charges, including possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.

On Wednesday, authorities also charged Hill with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. Hill is being held in the Wayne County Jail under a $570,000 secured bond, and Davis is being under a $500,000 secured bond.

The officers involved in the incident -- Officer Gaston Lopez of the Goldsboro Police Department and Sergeant D.C. Johnson of the Wayne Count Sheriff's Office -- have been placed on administrative duties, pending an investigation.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the entire incident, and the N.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a vehicle collision that occurred during the chase.

Police said one of the officers involved in the incident sustained minor injuries and was treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital.


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