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Man Shoots At Officers, Takes His Own Life

A suspect who reportedly shot at police multiple times was later found with a fatal self inflicted gunshot wound.

A call was received by Iredell County Emergency Communications at 7:40 a.m. Saturday (April 20) from an address on Northampton Drive. The call came from a family member of the suspect saying he was acting crazy. Local fire personnel arrived on the scene and encountered the man. The suspect brandished a knife at the fire personnel and they retreated out of the home and called for Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies to respond to assist.

When the deputies arrived they heard yelling from inside the home. They entered and were met by the suspect, who shot at the deputies. The deputies returned fire at the man. After seeking cover, the deputies attempted to communicate with the suspect. The suspect fired additional shots at the deputies.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team was activated and responded to the location. The Mooresville Police Department responded to assist in establishing a perimeter and securing the scene. A deputy received an injury as a result of the suspect’s gunfire and was taken to a local hospital to be treated.

The suspect continued to shoot at law enforcement vehicles and deputies who attempted to get the man to stop and exit the home. A robot was deployed into the home and found the suspect in an upstairs room, deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team members immediately entered the home and attempted to provide medical care, however the suspect was deceased.

The scene was secured, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate the incident, which is standard protocol for the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy was treated and will be released. The suspect was out on bond after being charged with assault on a government official and felony breaking and entering to terrorize or injure.

[News release from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office]