Simpson Police Chief On Paid Administrative Leave

The police chief of Simpson is on paid administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting this weekend.

Pitt County deputies were called to a home on Nina Lane around 12:15 a.m. to assist Simpson police.

The State Bureau of Investigation is now handling the case. They have identified the victim as William Scott Osburn.

Chief John Waters has been with Simpson police for six years and is the only police officer for the village.

There is no word on the condition of the person shot nor the circumstances of the shooting.


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According to a Pitt County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman the SBI is investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday morning in Simpson involving a Simpson police officer and another person.

The spokeswoman says Pitt County deputies were called out to a home on Nina Lane in Simpson around 12:15 a.m. Sunday to assist Simpson Police.

At this time no more details are being released and she says the SBI is taking over the investigation.


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