Wake County deputy shot and killed near a gas station on Auburn Knightdale Road

WAKE COUNTY, NC (WTVD) — Wake County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy has been shot and killed in the eastern part of the county.

The shooting occurred near a gas station on Auburn Knightdale Road and Battle Bridge Road around 11:00 pm Thursday. That is not far from River Ridge Golf Club.

Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker held back tears during a press conference Friday morning on the deadly shooting.

“We will find who’s responsible for this loss. Even in the midst of the hurt and the pain, we ask for prayers, we ask for patience as we go about finding out what happened and who’s responsible,” Sheriff Baker said.

Several agencies responded to the scene. We are waiting to hear the identity of the deputy and also any suspect information.

“Every day our law enforcement officers bravely take risks to keep us safe and the past few weeks have been very hard. I am deeply grateful to them and their families and we must do all we can to support them,” Gov. Roy Cooper said on Twitter.

This is the sixth deputy shot in our area in the past month.

Kevin DeSilva is in custody on multiple charges related to the shooting of deputy Aaron Tyndall in Caswell County earlier this week.

Wayne County deputy Sgt. Matthew Fishman was laid to rest on Tuesday after being shot and killed while serving involuntary commitment papers. Two other deputies were also shot, but survived.

And a Sampson County deputy is recovering after being shot in the line of duty last month while responding to a report of a car break-in.

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