Sheriff’s office: Armed person who confronted North Carolina deputies shot

Published 10:37 am Sunday, February 20, 2022

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A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy shot an armed person who confronted deputies responding to a noise complaint early Friday, officials said.

As Moore County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a noise complaint outside of Southern Pines around 1:30 a.m., they were confronted by an armed person and a deputy fired, striking and injuring the person, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

The injured person was taken to a hospital, but officials did not give details on the person’s condition. A deputy was also treated at the hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office didn’t release the name of the person who was shot or the deputy’s name.