Multiple Police Officers Killed During 13-Hour Standoff

Multiple Police Officers Killed During 13-Hour Standoff

A 13-hour standoff in Boone, North Carolina, ended in tragedy as five people, including two police officers, died during the Wednesday standoff.

Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Ward died after being airlifted to a Tennessee hospital and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox died at the scene, according to the Hickory Daily Record.

Both officers were hit by gunfire during the standoff.

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The two deputies responded to a welfare check at a Watauga County home around 9:45 a.m. after the homeowner and his family did not show up for work or answer phone calls.

Cars belonging to the family were parked outside and once deputies entered the home, someone started to shoot at them.

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Multiple law enforcement agencies from around western North Carolina stepped in to help.

The suspected shooter barricaded

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