Traffic outages lead to deadly shootings by Sheriff North Carolina’s adjutant


According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office shot dead a person during a traffic outage in Salemburg on Sunday afternoon.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said it stopped the pickup truck at Laurel Lake Road at the intersection of Lakewood School Road at around 1:09 pm. The release does not state why the adjutant stopped the vehicle.

According to a news release, the people in the truck were armed when the adjutant approached the vehicle.

At that time, police officers fired a gun and fatally injured a person whom the news release described as an “armed suspect.”

The “lifesaving measures” were unsuccessful, Release said, and the person died on the scene.

The NC Department of Investigation is under investigation, and the sheriff’s office said it was the North Carolina protocol when the adjutant was involved in the shooting.

According to the sheriff’s office, the names of the adjutant and the dead have not been released at this time.

This is a developing story.

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