Man Killed By Off-Duty Officer Was Havelock Firefighter

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting death of a Havelock firefighter by an off-duty law enforcement officer.

Swansboro Police Chief Ed Parrish tells WITN News that it happened Thursday evening. He says they received reports that someone was walking around the Norris Road area, firing a gun.

Parrish identified the dead man as 27-year-old Austin Zundel. WITN News has learned Zundel was a paid firefighter for Havelock, and a former Marine. The city says he had worked for them since July of last year.

The officer has been identified 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.

Parrish says Stock got into a fight with Zundel and ended up shooting him. The chief says both men lived in the neighborhood.

Zundel was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he later died. The Pitt County Medial Examiner's Office says Zundel died from multiple gunshot wounds and have listed his death as a homicide.

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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A shooting is being investigated in Swansboro in Onslow county.

Onslow County Communications says one person was shot, possibly in the chest. It happened at a residence on Channel Marker Loop Road around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

A helicopter was dispatched to transport the victim. It's believed that person was taken to the naval hospital at Camp Lejeune. At this time it's not known how severe the injury is or what might have led to the shooting. Be sure to stay with WITN and witn.com for updates.


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