Shots Fired Into Wake County Public Safety Center; Suspect captured

By Jason Hall

October 6, 2020

A man suspected of firing shots into the Wake County Public Safety Center is reportedly in custody.

A Wake County Sheriff's office spokesperson confirmed the arrest to ABC 11 at around 4:15 p.m. EST and said they believe the person was responsible for the shooting.

Local authorities are continuing to investigate the incident and the motive behind the shooting.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office confirmed its joint investigation into the incident on its Facebook account prior to announcing an arrest:

"The WCSO and Raleigh Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for firing several shots in our Public Safety Center. A manhunt is underway to search for the subject," the post stated.

ABC 11 confirmed a strong presence of Raleigh Police Department and Wake County Sheriff's Office vehicles were near the intersection of Davie Street and Salisbury investigating the scene Tuesday afternoon. A witness told ABC 11 that the suspect drove by the building and fired several shots.

The WCSO and Raleigh Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for firing several shots in our Public Safety Center. A manhunt is underway to search for the subject.

Posted by Wake County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Wake County Sheriff's Office shared photos of the incident on its Facebook page, which showed broken glass at the entrance of the Public Safety Center, which is also home to the detention center, Emergency medical Services (EMS), Fire/Rescue, the City-County Bureau of Identification and the Wake County Sheriff's Office, ABC 11 reports.

Police told ABC 11 that the suspect was driving a white Dodge Durango at the time of the shooting. Officials have yet to determine whether anyone was injured during the shooting.

Photo: Wake County Sheriff's Office

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