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Suspect Killed; Two Deputies Injured In Lincoln County

Suspect Killed; Two Deputies Injured in Lincoln County

Two Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Deputies were injured by gunfire today (August 24) while attempting to serve warrants on an individual who was killed during the altercation. At about 12:15 this afternoon, Officers responded to a physical domestic disturbance at an address on Gaston Webbs Chapel Road in Crouse. After clearing the call, Deputies learned that a male subject involved in the domestic disturbance had four outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Deputies returned to the location to serve the warrants. The male suspect then retreated into a block building on the property. He began firing a shotgun, striking two Officers. Deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

One Deputy was transported to Atrium Health – Main where he was treated for shotgun pellets to the face. A second Deputy was struck in the arm by shotgun pellets and was treated at Atrium Health – Lincoln.

The deceased suspect’s name has not been released, pending notification of kin. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.