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Deputy shot during traffic stop in Caldwell County

Posted July 16, 2018 6:08 a.m. EDT

Deputy shot in Caldwell County

— A North Carolina deputy is in the hospital after officials say a routine traffic stop turned violent.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office says one of their deputies was shot late Sunday night.

The deputy was wearing a protective vest at the time but was hit below the vest.

He was flown by helicopter to a local hospital.

Deputies said the suspect vehicle was a blue Toyota sedan.

Investigators are gathering information to determine a motive and suspect in the shooting.