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Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting, Investigation Being Conducted

An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Caldwell County. Thursday (February 22) at 2:05 p.m. Caldwell County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a dispute on Watson Road in the Gamewell Community. The 911 caller told dispatchers that her son had a firearm and was threatening to hurt himself.

The first two deputies arrived at the scene and encountered a 25-year-old white male behind the residence armed with a handgun. As the two deputies negotiated with the man, he raised the handgun, pointing it at both deputies. One of the deputies then discharged his firearm at the man.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. The deputies were not injured. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is working the case. The investigation is ongoing.