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A Hickory police officer was shot Monday night when he and his team of special operations officers stormed a house to execute a search warrant.
The incident was reported at 11:30 p.m. on the 1500 block of 31st CT SE, according to a news release from the Hickory Police Department.
The focus of the search warrant was controlled substances.
As Special Operation Team members were entering the residence, someone in the residence began shooting at the officers.
An officer was shot in the chest but the bullet was stopped by his ballistic vest and the officer was not injured. Shots at the officers continued as the officers were taking cover and five members of the Special Operations Team returned fire. Once the shooting stopped from inside the residence, officers were able to secure the house.
Officers ordered the occupants out of the house and discovered Michael Lee Watson, 40, that lived at the residence was shot.
Also, Kenneth Alexander Hewitt, 21, a female and two young children were in the house at the time of the shooting, according to the release. Neighbors say the shootout was terrifying
"I just heard pow, pow, pow, it sounded like 50 or 100 rounds went off. And the cops came and told us lock the doors, get away from the windows, and don't come outside," said Jackie James, who lives just about 100 yards from the home.
Watson was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries which appear not to be life threatening.
Hewitt who lived at the residence was charged with four counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official.
He was placed in Catawba County Detention Facility under a $500,000 secured bond. Michael Watson was treated and released from the hospital and arrested. He bonded out of jail Tuesday afternoon on a $35,000 bond.
Hickory Police Department has requested the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.
The Hickory Police Department will conduct a separate administrative investigation of the incident.
The five officers will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation which is standard procedure.