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.
#BREAKING: We are getting reports that a Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy was shot on the scene of a domestic call. The suspect opened fire shooting the deputy before other deputies shot and killed him. The deputy was transported here to CMC Main in Charlotte, pic.twitter.com/p9749wtlfR
— Gaston County Scanner Radio (@GastonScanner) August 24, 2020
🚨🚨Breaking: A deputy in Lincoln County #NorthCarolina has been shot and has been transported to the hospital. The deputy was responding to a domestic call when the suspect opened fire, hitting the deputy before they returned fire killing the suspect..
— Simulation Warlord🇺🇸 (@zerosum24) August 24, 2020
Prayers are needed for the two Lincoln County Sheriff Deputies shot this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/2uFBgbCF1r
— D Messer (@DocMesser10) August 24, 2020
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