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One Deputy Killed, Another Shot, Trapped In House With Gunman

By Sandy Malone and Christopher Berg

Boone, NC – Two Watauga County sheriff’s deputies were shot while conducting a welfare check on Wednesday afternoon and the barricaded gunman has continued shooting at law enforcement officers.

One of the deputies has succumbed to his injuries while the second deputy remains trapped in the house with the gunman, in unknown condition, according to Fox News.

The incident occurred when deputies went to check on a family at a home on Hardaman Circle in Boone after the homeowner and other residents didn’t show up at work and didn’t answer the phone, WBTV reported.

Authorities said that as soon as the deputies entered the home, somebody inside began shooting at them, and shot two of the deputies.

Two helicopters arrived on the scene quickly to transport the deputies to a trauma center but only one of the deputies was airlifted out as the other remained trapped inside.

The sheriff’s department said the gunman had barricaded himself inside the home and continues to take shots at deputies outside, WBTV reported.

Deputies have evacuated people from the homes nearby and other area residents have been told to shelter in place.

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Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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