Sheriff says a lieutenant in Person County shot and killed a man holding a hostage.


The North Carolina Bureau of Investigation is considering a shooting involving a deadly lawmaker on Friday night, the Person County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

Sheriff Dewey Jones said an agent was dispatched around 10:13 pm on Friday in response to an incomplete 911 call from a location at 1300 blocks on Clay Long Road in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina. When the adjutants arrived, they found a man with a gun holding the three hostages, Jones said.

The lieutenant sought help and demanded that the man drop his weapon, Jones said. According to the sheriff, the man refused and pointed his gun at the hostage, the adjutant fired at him and hit him at least once. Jones said he believed the total was three when asked how many shots the adjutant had fired, but said SBI would confirm the exact number.

News & Observer contacted SBI for more information, but received a reply Saturday afternoon.

Jones said the adjutant called for emergency medical services and assisted the man, but the suspect was sentenced to death shortly after the EMS arrived at the scene.

Jones said one of the hostages had previously obtained a domestic violence protection order against a man who had been shot secondarily.

He said one of the victims was said to have been assaulted by the suspect, but part of the investigation had been processed by SBI.

Jones said he could not provide further details about the suspect and postponed it to SBI again.

According to Jones, the adjutant was on leave while SBI was conducting the investigation.

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