The Caldwell County Deputy shot during a traffic stop last night is out of surgery at CMC and is in stable condition.
A Caldwell County Deputy was shot late last night during a traffic stop. The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Cheraw Road near the intersection with Pisgah Church Road.
The suspect vehicle was a blue Toyota sedan.
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 is undergoing treatment.
Any further information on his condition is not being released at this time. He has been with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s office for just over one year.
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.