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8/24/2020 2:44:00 PM
Deputies Injured While Serving Warrants; Suspect Killed

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release


LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Two Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were injured today by gunfire while trying to serve warrants on an individual who was killed during the altercation.

Around 12:15 p.m. officers had responded to a physical domestic disturbance at 2590 Gaston Webbs Chapel Road and after clearing the call they learned that a male subject involved in the domestic had four outstanding warrants.

Deputies returned to the location to serve the warrants and the male suspect retreated into a block building on the property. He began firing a shotgun striking two officers and deputies returned fire killing the suspect. One deputy was transported to Atrium Health – Main where he is being treated for shotgun pellets to the face. A second deputy was struck in the arm by shotgun pellets and was being treated at Atrium Health – Lincoln.

The name of the suspect is not being released pending notification of the next of kin. The North Carolina SBI is investigating the incident.



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