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BREAKING: 2 North Carolina Deputies Shot By Barricaded Suspect

Lincoln County, NC – Two Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies were shot on Monday after they responded to a call about a domestic incident close to the Gaston County line.

Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam told reporters that dispatchers received a call about a domestic disturbance on Gaston-Webbs Chapel Road, WSOC reported.

Sheriff Beam said that after deputies had cleared the call and left the residence they learned that the man involved in the domestic situation had four outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The sheriff said deputies returned to the home to serve the warrants and arrest the suspect, but the wanted man barricaded himself inside a block building on the property, WSOC reported.

Then he started firing a shotgun and struck two deputies, according to Sheriff Beam.

The deputies returned fire and fatally shot the suspect, WSOC reported.

Officials said one deputy was transported to Atrium Health in Charlotte where he was being treated for shotgun pellets to the face.

The other wounded deputy was transported to Atrium Health in Lincolnton with a shotgun wound to his arm, WSOC reported.

The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) has been called in to assist with the investigation into the incident.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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