It takes a special person to shoot at a cop

Ordinary citizens do not shoot at cops who pull them over.

Investigators think (Suspect) intended to kill a Wake County sheriff’s deputy Sunday night when he fired a gunshot that pierced the windshield on the driver’s side of the officer’s patrol car.

Wake County sheriff’s deputies said (Suspect), 18, fired shots at them during a stolen-car chase that ended when the car crashed near Lake Woodard and Terminal drives in Raleigh.

The deputy’s cruiser, a 2012 Dodge Charger, was on display late Monday in front of the Wake County Public Safety Center in downtown Raleigh. Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the path the bullet took indicated the gunshot was not random.

“It came in through the windshield first and hit a radar device mounted on the dash,” Harrison said.

The black, cylindrical device is about the size of an adult’s fist and mounted near the patrol car’s steering wheel about level with the driver’s heart.

“That’s what stopped the projectile,” Harrison said.

He’s 18 years old, so we can rule out him having a valid NC CHP for the handgun he was using to try to kill the Deputy.


He’s a menace. He can’t follow the rules either on the outside or inside the prison. He’s made his choice. We should make a choice to see that he’s never in a position to harm anyone else again.

3 responses to “It takes a special person to shoot at a cop

  1. Take the Rabid animal, and put him out of his misery! Thankful that the Officer is Ok!

  2. “special person” – so many less polite terms come to mind. A really good reason for police and citizens to be trained and armed for protection from these “special” people.

  3. Roger V. Tranfaglia

    But he was a “good boy”……