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Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting Under Investigation

On Friday (June 30), Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were attempting to serve felony arrest warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon, violent habitual felon, and second-degree kidnapping. The suspect was at a residence off of Bell Farm Road, east of Statesville.

The deputies received information from the community about the suspect being in the residence. Attempts were made to get the suspect to come out of the home, but those attempts were unsuccessful. After thoroughly searching the residence, the deputies found the suspect who had concealed himself in a hidden crawl space armed with a rifle. The suspect pointed his rifle at the deputy, who, in turn, shot and killed the suspect.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office contacted the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to investigate the incident, which is standard procedure for all officer-involved shootings. The deputy was uninjured and placed on Administrative Leave, which is also standard procedure. The suspect’s name had not been released, pending notification of family.