Firefighter To Be Laid To Rest Thursday

Services for a Havelock firefighter killed last Thursday in Swansboro will be held Thursday at a fire station.

Austin Zundel was shot and killed by an off duty police officer after 911 received calls of someone firing a gun in a subdivision. Officials say Adam Stock, a reserve officer with the Onslow County Sheriff Department and contract instructor at the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Academy, shot Zundel after an altercation.

The visitation for Zundel was scheduled for Wednesday night at Jones Funeral Home in Swansboro. A memorial service will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Havelock West End Fire/Rescue Station.

The SBI is investigating the shooting to see if it was justified or not. It will be up to the district attorney to decide whether any charges will be brought.


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We're getting a better idea of the the moments leading up to a fatal shooting in Swansboro Thursday night involving an off duty law enforcement officer that left a former marine and firefighter dead. Several calls were made to 911that night, including from neighbors and even the victims wife.

The first call to 911 Thursday night made reference to what authorities believe was 27-year old Austin Zundel shooting a gun in the Swansboro neighborhood where he lived. Moments later his wife made a frantic call herself to 911.

"My husband has a gun he is firing shots inside the… outside the house."

Still not sure of exactly what's going on, other neighbors start calling 911, saying men are running around the neighborhood with shotguns shooting at each other.

Officials identified the officer involved as 44-year-old Adam Stock, a reserve officer with the Onslow County Sheriff Department and contract instructor at the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Academy. The SBI is investigating the shooting to see if it was justified or not. It will be up to the district attorney to decide whether any charges will be brought because of the shooting.


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