Two Deputies Shot After Car Chase; Suspect Killed

Two North Carolina sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded following a car chase, and officials say the suspect the officers were chasing was killed.

Debra Henzey, Chatham County community relations director, said in a statement Thursday afternoon that the chase began at the Moore County line and ended in Siler City, approximately 20 miles away and around 50 miles west of Raleigh.

Henzey said the suspect fired on the deputies, hitting both of them in the leg. The deputies returned fire and killed the suspect, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Henzey said the two deputies, whose names were not immediately released, are in good condition at Chatham Hospital.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by LCSO DEPUTY Location: NC on Sep 18, 2009 at 09:46 AM
    Outstanding Job Guys! Now may you're recovery be speedy and painless. God Bless!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2009 at 05:25 PM
    From one deputy to another, good luck on your speedy recovery. Stay safe.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2009 at 04:47 PM
    Im a deputy to hope for a speedy recovery and god bless you fellow brothers.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2009 at 04:07 PM
    Fianlly a bad guy gets the death penalty!!!
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Sep 17, 2009 at 04:01 PM
    Speedy recovery to both deputies and good aim!
  • by Earl Location: Williamston on Sep 17, 2009 at 03:23 PM
    Thank God the deputies are going to be okay. Once they get of the hospital Give them a Medal.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Sep 17, 2009 at 03:19 PM
    I am so glad the Deputies were not killed and are recovering. It's a shame anyone had to be killed, but do something stupid and you have to pay the price!

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