LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy has shot and killed a man who fired on him and other deputies as they responded to a call about a domestic dispute.
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a woman told deputies late Monday she was assaulted by 61-year-old Briscoe Tim Woodell.
The news release said Woodell threatened to shoot deputies. A special response team and hostage negotiators were called in, and after a brief standoff, Woodell came out of a barn on his property and shot at the deputies.
Emergency personnel treated Woodell, but he died en route to the hospital.
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The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting. The deputy identified in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.