GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – A Wayne County police chief shot a man who broke into his home, Wayne County deputies said.
Wayne County Community College Police Chief Willie Brinson told deputies he was checking a suspicious vehicle parked nearby when he saw one man in the back yard and another crawling out the rear window of the house.
Brinson said the man in the backyard fled, but the man who crawled out the window came back after Brinson yelled at him to do so. Brinson said the second man had something in his hand while coming toward him and assaulted him, which caused Brinson’s gun to go off during the struggle.
Brinson told deputies the second subject fled, and the first subject, who had returned, also fled.
Soon after, a man arrived at Wayne Memorial Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound and was airlifted to Vidant Medical Hospital in Greenville. The two individuals who arrived at the hospital with the man with the gunshot wound were interviewed by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, leading to the arrest of Isidro Fonseca, one of the two who came to the hospital with the gunshot victim.
Fonseca, 25, of Dudley was charged with felony breaking and entering.
He is being held in the Wayne County Detention center in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Warrants have been secured on Jesus Manuel Diaz-Fonseca, 26, of Dudley. He was last reported in stable condition at Vidant Medical Hospital in Greenville, NC.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was requested to assist in the investigation, which is standard procedure with a shooting involving a law enforcement officer.