UNION COUNTY, N.C. - A man was arrested after a burglary and car chase led to a deputy-involved shooting this weekend in Union County, the sheriff's office said.
Officers responded to calls about a man who forcibly tried to enter a home at 6400 Plyler Mill Road around 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The caller identified the suspect as Josh Thomas, 31, who was operating a Chevrolet Tahoe and was able to locate the suspect, who led deputies on a brief high-speed chase.
The vehicle eventually came to a stop, however, Thomas reportedly did not cooperate with commands. After about five minutes, Thomas reached towards the back seat saying "you're going to have to shoot me" to a deputy. The deputy involved in this incident, Dakota Martinez, fired multiple shots into the vehicle, striking him twice in the shoulder and ear, reports indicated. Thomas suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Thomas exited the vehicle and he was tasered and taken into custody.
This remains an open investigation.