TIMBERLAKE, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina say a man who came out of a home with a gun has died after he was shot by a sheriff’s deputy.
Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones told WRAL in Raleigh that deputies were serving an eviction notice at the home Tuesday when the man came out and pointed the gun at officers.
Jones said deputies talked to the man for more than an hour and tried multiple methods to get him to give up the gun, and even called a minister to talk to the man before he made a move toward the officers.
The unidentified man was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he died.
The officers involved are on administrative duty, and the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.
Information from: WRAL-TV, http://www.wral.com