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BREAKING: 3 North Carolina Deputies Shot While Serving Involuntary Commitment Warrant

Dudley, NC – Three Wayne County sheriff’s deputies were shot while attempting to serve an involuntary commitment warrant on Monday, according to police.

The incident occurred at a residence located in the 2500-block of Arrington Bridge Road at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 1, WRAL reported.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Public Information Officer Joel Gillie said the deputies were all wearing utility vests when they went to serve the involuntary commitment warrant, as is common practice in such cases, according to WITN.

The deputies came under fire shortly after the arrived at the home, according to police.

Two of the wounded deputies were airlifted to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, WNCN reported.

A third deputy was transported to Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro, police said.

Their conditions have not been released.

The suspect remained barricaded inside the residence on Monday afternoon, Gillie told WRAL.

The suspect’s identity was not immediately released.

A police helicopter continued to hover over the active scene, according to WITN.

“Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals with our department and their families and they deal with their injuries,” Gillie told reporters.

The WCSO set up a staging area at the Casa De Adoracion Church on Arrington Bridge Road, the Goldsboro Daily News reported.

Law enforcement officers continued to have the home surrounded as the standoff continued at 5 p.m., according to WNCN.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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