Deputy shot during traffic stop in Caldwell County
Posted July 16, 2018 6:08 a.m. EDT
Caldwell County, N.C. — 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.