Via CBS 17:

Officials said the deputy, James Eric Cook, was alert and in stable condition and that a teen suspect, later identified as Mario A. Garza III, was in custody by 10:45 p.m.

The shooting happened on a path in woods near HM Cagle Drive in Cameron, according to a news release from the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

The bullets in the shooting were from a handgun and hit “center mass” on the deputy’s chest, but he was wearing a bullet-proof vest, which saved his life, Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats said.

Saturday night, authorities said they were looking for a 16-year-old male who they “considered armed and dangerous.”

Officials later said they captured Garza behind Cagle Furniture, which was near the original shooting scene.[…]

Garza has been charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and two counts of assault with a firearm on law enforcement.

He is being held on a $1,500,000..00 bond and is due in court on Monday.

The deputy remains in stable condition.

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