Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in North Carolina

Published 6:17 am Saturday, June 26, 2021

An armed man was shot and killed by a deputy in North Carolina who was responding to a domestic call, a sheriff said Friday.

Pitt County Sheriff Paula Dance said deputies were called to a mobile home park Thursday night after receiving a 911 call about an armed person, news outlets reported. The sheriff said the deputies encountered the armed man, who was shot and died at the scene. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

Dance says none of the deputies were hurt, but two deputies have been placed on administrative leave. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

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