North Carolina man shot, killed in standoff with deputies
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - A sheriff says that a North Carolina man was shot and killed during a standoff with officers from a tactical team after he lit a fire in his vehicle and pointed a weapon at the officers.
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that it responded late Saturday night to a 911 hang-up call in Pembroke.
After deputies arrived, the man lit a fire in his vehicle and made threats before pointing what appeared to be a firearm at them, according to the news release.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation as part of normal routine.
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