The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office has released four photos of the suspect car during a traffic stop on Sunday night where a deputy was shot.
The Sheriff’s Office ask that anyone recognizing the early 1990’s model, blue, four-door Toyota Corolla with North Carolina License Plate AFJ-5570, is asked to contact them at 828-758-2324. Crimestoppers will pay up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest in the shooting.
The driver was a white male and the passenger was a white female.
The car was involved in a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. on Cheraw Road near the intersection with Pisgah Church Road. Reportedly as the deputy approached the car, he was shot. The deputy, whose name is not being released at this time, was wearing a protective vest at the time but was hit below the vest. He was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where he underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and other area law enforcement agencies are gathering available information to determine a motive and suspect in the shooting.
Further information will be released as it is available.