The Rocky Mount Police Department, together with the State Bureau of Investigation, is investigating an officer involved shooting they say happened at 518 Dexter Street early Christmas morning.
Authorities report at approximately 1:04 a.m. Saturday, an officer saw a suspicious car in the parking lot of Stallings Oil Company on 301 South. Lawmen say as the officer investigated, the car sped away.
They say a pursuit led the officers to 518 Dexter Street where the suspect, Alphonso Moore, drove around the house and backed onto the street where the officers were almost run over by the Moore’s car.
According to authorities, one of the officers exchanged gunfire, striking the car and Moore. Lawmen report Moore then continued to drive away until he crashed into a tree in front of 649 Raleigh Road.
They say no officer was injured.
Officials say Moore then fled on foot and was caught within the 600 block of Raleigh Road according to authorities. He was placed in custody and was transported to Nash General Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
The case is currently under investigation by the NC SBI and the Rocky Mount Police Department.
Moore will be charged with multiple traffic offenses, damage to property as well as attempted felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill upon his release from the hospital.
The Rocky Mount Police Department says the officer involved is on administrative assignment as it is also the Department's protocol.
The names of the officers involved have not been released.