The Wake County Sheriff's Office reported not long after the shooting that the official passed on from his wounds.
"The Wake County Sheriff's Office is lamenting after one of our own was lethally shot in the line of obligation, recently," the WCSO posted. "Kindly petition God for this organization!"
The dangerous shooting comes only 10 days after a Wayne County deputy was shot and killed in an hours-in length stalemate. A burial service was held Tuesday for Sgt. Matthew Fishman, a spouse and father of two.