Deputy Involved In Shooting Back On The Job

The Pitt County deputy involved in a fatal shooting last week is back on the job.

Deputy Zachary Odom shot and killed 19 year-old Antonio Lacy when Lacy was trying to rob the deputy at gunpoint at an ATM.

Sheriff Mac Manning says Odom is fresh out of the academy, and has been with his department since August, but said the shooting was totally justified.

The SBI is investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure when a law enforcement officer is involved in a shooting.


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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jan 6, 2010 at 02:23 PM
    Let this be a lesson to all .. To the law abiding citizens ... always be aware of your surroundings. To the Criminals ... be wary of who you try to rob as many non-LEOs also carry guns and a handful of money is not worth your life.
  • by Pitt County Citizen Location: Pitt County on Jan 5, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    Deputy Odom, you are my new hero ! My family and I would just like to say "Thanks for all you do on the job and off duty."
  • by Joe Location: Greenville on Jan 5, 2010 at 03:23 PM
    Why is everyone saying welcome back?Deputy Odom never received anytime home for his actions.This occurred Wednesday Dec. 30th and Hereturned to work on his normal schedule Friday Jan.1 and worked the whole weekend.WITN "broke the news" on Monday Jan. 4th after he was off duty again.Dont understand what was so news worthy.
  • by right to protect Location: PGV on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:40 AM
    congrats on exercising your rights to protect. This 19 year old made the wrong choice.
  • by b on Jan 5, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    Good Job and welcome back!
  • by Vince Location: Washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    Chuck - What do you mean this is something he will have to live with the rest of his life? Should this event trouble the officer in some way forever. The suspect chose his actions and the consequences rest soley on his shoulders. This event should bother the officer no less than accidently running over an animal on the highway, harvesting a game animal (if he should hunt), etc.... He protected his life-- nothing less, nothing more. This is not something he should dwell on. I thank the officer for his service and his ability to react appropriately under this type of situation.
  • by dave Location: greenville on Jan 5, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    welcome back, maybe you should be in charge of cleaning up the rest of these hood rats from the west side of greenville
  • by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 at 05:13 AM
    Glad your back with us buddy!!!
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jan 5, 2010 at 03:04 AM
    Yes indeed, welcome back Deputy. To Chuck: Yes, this whole family is responsible. If he had been through the scouting program, church youth activities, recreation dept. sports programs, and more then maybe his head would be right. I'd bet this whole family supported Bill and Hillary Clinton who stated "it takes a village to raise a child". That's the mentality of a much too large portion of the community, letting someone else take responsibilty for the moral upbringing of their children.
  • by Marie Location: Greenville on Jan 4, 2010 at 09:23 PM
    Welcome back, Deputy Odom, I believe the community is 100% behind you!!
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