$100,000 reward offered for suspect in murder of Wake County deputy

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is offering $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting dead of a Wake County sheriff’s deputy.

Wake County Assemblyman Ned Byrd died of his wounds after being shot multiple times on August 11. Byrd, 48, of Raleigh, was shot and killed just after 11 p.m. near Battle Bridge and Auburn Knightdale streets in Raleigh, Sheriff Gerald Baker said. Baker said Byrd was outside his vehicle at the time of the shooting and his K-9 Sasha remained in the squad car.

The sheriff said Byrd was patrolling the area after receiving a series of calls. He said he believes Byrd “had an opportunity” to come down Battle Bridge Road when he pulled over and got out of the vehicle to look for some kind of “suspicious activity” around 11:05 p.m

The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association represents the state’s 100 sheriffs. In a statement, they said they were “appalled by the recent acts of violence in which seven members of our profession were shot dead or injured in less than three weeks”.

The association offered its condolences to the friends, staff and community who have recently lost a police officer.

Byrd’s death came days after Deputy Sgt. Matthew Fishman died from gunshot wounds while handing over involuntary papers. Late last month, Sampson County Deputy Sheriff Caitlin Emanuel was shot dead while responding to a car theft. She survived her injuries.

“A safe, civil and peaceful society requires a collective commitment to decency and compliance with public standards; It also requires a system of accountability in our communities for those who break the law
law,” said the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.

The sheriff’s office said there was camera footage that could help them in this case. You have not provided any suspicious or suspicious vehicle information.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Wake County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 306-6931 or (919) 306-7748.

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Dais Johnston

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