Second deputy dead after bloody North Carolina standoff

Second deputy dead after bloody North Carolina standoff

A second sheriff’s deputy died following a bloody, 13-hour standoff in North Carolina that also claimed three other lives — including the gunman, authorities said Thursday.

Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman said the two deputies were “ambushed” as they arrived at a home in Boone shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday for what was supposed to be a welfare check, Fox News said in a report.

The shooting broke out when deputies responded to a home in Boone for a wellness check at 10 a.m. after the family had not shown up to work.WCNC

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County K-9 Deputy Logan Fox was shot and died at the scene, while a second officer, Sgt. Chris Ward, died after being flown by helicopter to Johnson City Medical Center, officials said.

Hagaman did not identify the two other people killed along with the gunman but said another law enforcement officer, a Boone police officer, was shot in the head but saved by his helmet.


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