The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has still not determined a motive but has made an arrest in a shooting last week that seriously injured a man.
On February 7th, a 46 year-old man was leaving the driveway of his home on Will Road, Middlesex near the Nash County line to go to the store. Before he reached the highway, deputies allege 29 year-old Derick Keith Broderick of Buckhorn Lane, Middlesex approached the vehicle and fired a gun striking the victim in the shoulder.
The victim was transported to Wake Medical Center for a serious but non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Broderick has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a gun with an altered or no serial number. He was also served with a warrant for his arrest for failing to pay child support.
Broderick was held on a $250,000 bond for the shooting and additional bail of $4,196 on the child support charge.
According to the NC Department of Corrections website, Broderick was convicted for a 2006 robbery in Wake County. In 2015 he was convicted for a felony drug charge in Johnston County and served 7 months of a maximum 20 months in prison before his release on probation. Probation on the case ended in October 2017 according to the NC DOC website.