Two shootings Thursday night in Enfield, including one which was recorded on a Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s body camera, are currently under investigation.
Lieutenant Shane Guyant of the sheriff’s office said the shooting which was documented on the deputy’s camera is believed to be a retaliatory shooting over one earlier in the evening in which one victim was shot in the head and another shot in the leg.
The sheriff’s office was assisting the Enfield Police Department in the first shooting which occurred around 8 p.m. at Carriage House Apartments.
The victim shot in the head was airlifted to Greenville for treatment and the victim shot in the leg was transported to ECU North.
Conditions were not immediately known.
About an hour and a half later a deputy whose name is not being released at this time was assisting in the first shooting investigation and was speaking with two men when shots were heard coming from behind a vacant house at the intersection of Dennis and Bryant streets. The deputy was at the 100 block of Dennis Street when the shots were fired.
The deputy did not return fire and there were no injuries.
The body camera video shows the tense situation at the time of the shooting involving the deputy.
Sheriff Tyree Davis commends the deputy for his quick reaction in providing safety to the two individuals with whom he was speaking. “The deputy’s quick response to this very stressful situation of shots being fired at him and others was extremely courageous.”
Guyant said of the deputy, “He was extremely calm and collected. He obviously reacted to this in a very professional manner.”
Davis said he was appreciative of the assistance from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Nash and Edgecombe sheriff’s offices and the Weldon Police Department.
Anyone with information related to the shootings is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 252-583-44444 or online at this link