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North Carolina Deputy Ambushed and Stomped Off-Duty at Child's Party

February 11, 2016  | 

Four men are charged in the attack on the deputy. (L-R) Delfino Alejo, Miguel Angel Moreno, Gabriel Moreno, and Remi Nambo. (Photos: CCBI/Police)
Four men are charged in the attack on the deputy. (L-R) Delfino Alejo, Miguel Angel Moreno, Gabriel Moreno, and Remi Nambo. (Photos: CCBI/Police)

Four men have been charged with ambushing an off-duty Wake County, NC, deputy at a child's birthday party over the weekend and beating and kicking him.

Gabriel Moreno, 39, of Knightdale; Miguel Angel Moreno, 25, of Wendell; Remi Nambo, 27, of Raleigh; and Delfino Alejo, 27, of Garner, were each charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and malicious assault in secret.

Gabriel Moreno and Nambo were being held in the Wake County jail under $2 million bonds, while the other two were being held under $1 million bonds.

All four were ordered to be kept apart in jail and are prohibited from having any outside contact, meaning no visitors, mail, or phone calls.

The deputy, who isn't being identified to protect his work in undercover operations and for his family's safety, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose, and a back injury.

He was at the Panther Branch Community Center in Garner for a birthday party on Saturday when, according to investigators, Gabriel Moreno asked to speak to him outside. The other three men were hiding behind parked cars outside, and when the deputy came out, they attacked him, Harrison said. "They were saying, 'You're a cop. You're a pig, [as they attacked him],'" Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison  told WRAL.

Investigators are trying to determine how the men knew the deputy was an officer. Three of them have criminal records, and officials say they are gang members.

Comments (7)

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Jim Davenport @ 2/11/2016 5:46 PM

4 cowards that need to stay in jail for attacking a brother deputy. Prayers for a full recovery.

Ron Eltzeroth - ISP (r) @ 2/12/2016 10:31 AM

Support for the "cowards" definition. There is no punishment to great for these imbeciles.
Speedy recovery.

Foster @ 2/19/2016 8:15 AM

Illegal Aliens????

[email protected] Deputy @ 2/19/2016 9:39 AM

This would have been a perfect example on why LEO use deadly force against UNARMED subjects. As it shows, you do not need a weapon to inflict serious injury. Unknown if he was carrying a weapon or not, but is an example to all LEO to always carry a weapon off duty, even at a child's birthday party. For bad guys are everywhere, even where you least expect them to be.

G. Duffey, PD Sgt retired @ 2/19/2016 10:14 AM

Always trust your gut instincts they have a vested interest in your safety & survival. I would have called in & anonymously reported suspicious subjects possibly casing parked vehicles.

A Rodgers @ 2/23/2016 6:32 AM

Hmmmm wonder what the immigration status is! Build the F ing wall

A Rodgers @ 2/23/2016 6:34 AM

Hmmm makes you wonder what is the immigration status. But seeing what they looked like Im not negotiating anything outside.

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