Agency: Troopers Fatally Shoot Man Firing On Them

Authorities say a hit-and-run suspect was fatally shot after he opened fire on North Carolina highway troopers and an Iredell County deputy.

According to a release from the state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, three troopers and the deputy went to the suspect's home near Statesville about 2:30 a.m. Sunday to follow up on a hit-and-run.

Officers say that's when a 45-year-old man walked out of the home with a weapon. Authorities say the officers repeatedly asked the man to drop the weapon, but when the deputy tried to shock the suspect with a Taser, the man began shooting.

The release says all three troopers returned fire. One bullet killed the man. His name was not released.

The troopers are on administrative leave pending an investigation.


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