RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Ronald Waller, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot with an AK-47 assault rifle while serving an eviction notice is going home from the hospital, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker told county commissioners Wednesday.
Sgt. Waller, who has more than 20 years of experience with the sheriff’s office, was shot twice while executing an eviction notice around 10:30 a.m. June 2 at the River Birch Apartments in Raleigh.
Waller will continue to recover from his injuries at home, following several surgeries. Waller faces ongoing rehabilitation and physical therapy, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Baker told CBS 17 back in June that Waller had undergone several surgeries on his leg but was released from intensive care about a month ago.
“Very strong young man,” Baker told CBS 17. “The will to get better is there.”
Waller’s sister, Yvette Wood, told CBS 17 in June that he’s doing better.
“Just a really good person,” Wood said.
Waller was shot when deputies knocked on the door of Eddie Craig. When no response was heard, deputies checked a couple of other places before coming back to Craig’s door.
The door opened partially and the deputies identified themselves, Baker told CBS 17.
Craig tried to close the door and that is when gunfire erupted, Baker said.
Arrest documents show two other deputies were at the door with Waller when shots were fired.
As Sgt. Waller continues to recover from his injuries, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office says those interested in supporting the family can do so by visiting any of the 272 State Employee Credit Union of North Carolina branches statewide. All donations will be credited to the “Ronald Waller Fund.”
Donations can be mailed to:
State Employees Credit Union NC
c/o Ronald Waller Fund
1595 Corporation Parkway
Raleigh, N.C. 27604