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Wake deputies greeted with gunfire while serving warrant

Posted May 3, 2016 5:21 a.m. EDT
Updated May 3, 2016 6:51 p.m. EDT

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said his deputies were greeted with gunfire Tuesday morning when they tried to serve a warrant at a home on Old Watkins Road.

"As we came in the yard, a gentleman came out and started firing shots," Harrison said.

Master Deputy Stephen Brooks was hit, likely by debris kicked up by the shots, Harrison said. Brooks, who has worked for the sheriff's office for 16 years, was taken to the hospital to be looked at but is expected to recover.

Harrison said three of his deputies returned fire, and the alleged shooter, Collin Stewart Price, 21, briefly barricaded himself inside the house. He came out moments later with his hands up and surrendered.

Price was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Harrison said Tuesday's shooting is the latest example of what law enforcement officers risk to protect and serve.

"It really concerns me because these guys are doing this to protect the citizens of this county and this state, and they need that respect," he said.