Man asked deputies to shoot him

September 18, 2009 2:23:46 PM PDT
Officials showed reporters dash cam video Friday recorded in the shooting of a man in Chatham County. The shootout happened Thursday afternoon after a chase that began at the Moore County line and led all the way to Siler City.

Deputies say the whole thing began with a call about shots fired at a home at Glendon Road near the Moore County line.

Later, they got another call about gunshots from a vehicle.

Click here to listen to that call

Officers spotted a car that matched the description of the car involved in the shooting and tried to pull it over. The driver fled and officers followed at speeds that went up to 90 miles per hour.

After following the driver for about 20 miles, officers stopped the vehicle using a device to puncture its tires along Alston Bridge Road just east of Siler City around 1:30 pm.

Dash cam video shows 35-year-old David Scott Herring - of 505 Herring Path, Bear Creek - refuse to obey orders to put down his weapon. He repeatedly tells officers to shoot him.

He then fires twice before deputies return fire - killing him.

Herrings bullets wounded Sgt Chris Perry and Captain Roy Allen.

Perry is in good condition at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Allen was released. He spoke with Eyewitness News Friday and said he was feeling fine.

A second person who jumped out of Herring's car during the chase was detained, but later released without charge.

The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the incident - which is routine after any officer involved shooting.

Sgt Perry is a 14 year veteran of the sheriff’s office. Captain Allen is an 18 year veteran and has been with the sheriff’s office since 2002.

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