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An Apex man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of a Wake County official.
Arturo Marin-Sotello, 29, was charged Thursday with the Aug. 11 killing of Officer Ned Byrd, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker said.
Bird, 48, is a K-9 officer who has worked in the sheriff’s office for 13 years.
Sheriff Baker said he was killed shortly after 11 p.m. after pulling over near Battle Bridge and Auburn Knightdale Highway in Raleigh
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Eric Curry said Bird answered a domestic call less than a mile away and entered his notes into the system.
Bird did not respond to multiple attempts to register, and another officer was dispatched to search and found him shooting outside the police car, with his K-9 still inside.
On Thursday, Wake County District Attorney Lorraine Freeman was asked whether authorities would seek the death penalty against Marin-Sotello.
“This is something we as a state will look at the evidence in this case and review and make a decision. I expect an announcement sometime in the next 90 days,” Freeman said. He says.
Authorities expect another person to appear in court this week on a murder charge, Freeman said.
Baker and several Wake County representatives appeared in court Thursday in Marin-Sotlow.
Deputy Ned Bird spotted a shot in the early hours of August 12, 2022
According to Baker, a series of phone calls on the night of Aug. 11 led Byrd and his K-9 partner to a rural area near Battle Bridge Road in southeastern Wake County.
Bird, 48, was found dead around 1 a.m. on August 12. He was shot multiple times and authorities believe he was killed about two hours before he was found.
Marin-Sotelo and Alder Alfonso Marin were taken into custody Tuesday in Berk County, west of Wake County, for questioning about Byrd’s murder. The pair’s cousin told WSOC-TV that they were brothers.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol detained the two men at two separate traffic stops along Interstate 40, WSOC-TV reported. The radio station reported that federal law enforcement officers detained the two men.