Suspect Shot By Officers During Exchange Of Gunfire

A Dunn man who reportedly shot at Dunn Police and Harnett County deputies Friday night after they were called to his home is being held under a $4 million bond.

At 11:25pm Friday, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office was called to a domestic assault with weapons involved at 388 Pope Road.  Two Harnett County deputies responded with backup from two Dunn city police officers.

When they four law enforcement officers arrived they encountered Trevor West, 27, of the same address. According to a press release, West was armed and brandished a handgun. He failed to comply with officers commands to drop the weapon. He then fired on the officers.

This is the location on Pope Road near Dunn that Harnett County deputies and Dunn Police exchanged gunfire Friday night with Trevor West. West was wounded. No officers were injured. Photo by The Daily Record

One deputy and one Dunn Police officer returned fire striking West.  He was treated at Cape Fear Valley Hospital for a non-life threatening injury.  He was released from the hospital Sunday night and into the custody of the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.  West was transported to the Harnett County Courthouse and formally charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer, four counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, and one count of assault on a female for the domestic incident.

No injuries were reported to the four officers on the scene.

The officers that returned fire were identified as Deputy Ethan Core and Dunn Police Officer Holly Pendergraph.

As a matter of standard protocol, the NC State Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate the incident.

If convicted, West could face the possibility of life in prison.