Watauga Co. Deputy, Gunman Killed In Shooting

A Watauga County sheriff's deputy and another person have been killed in a shooting in Deep Gap.

Sheriff Len Hagaman said Deputy William Mast Jr. and another officer responded to a call around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Hagaman said the suspect opened fire, hitting Mast. The other deputy fired, killing the suspect.

Authorities identified the suspect as 33-year-old Mitchell Allen Trivette.

Hagaman did not provide other details. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

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