Oxford drug arrest at Bojangles ends with shots fired, crash, injuries

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A deputy struck by a suspect's car fires shot as chaos ensues during an attempted drug arrest.

An attempted arrest by a Granville County drug task force led to a wild exchange with two suspects and shots fired at a Bojangles in Oxford on Thursday night.

The Granville County Sheriff's Office told ABC11 that a drug task force, composed of five law officers, was working a drug operation and identified two people suspected of drug activity in the Bojangles parking lot at 1019 Lewis St.

When officers approached, a suspect drove at one officer and hit him, flipping the officer on the hood of the suspect's car. The officer opened fire on the suspect while he was on the hood of the car while another officer in an undercover vehicle cut the suspect car off, causing a head-on crash



One suspect was injured and taken to Duke Hospital.

"The deputy was on foot when he got hit," said Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins.

The injured deputy was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A second suspect is in custody.

Several bullet holes could be seen in the windshield of the suspects' vehicles.

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Sheriff Wilkins said no one was struck by the deputy's gunfire.

The State Bureau of Investigations has taken over the case, as is standard practice in officer-involved shootings.

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