Deputies on administrative duty after deadly Lenoir County shooting
LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Two deputies involved in this weekend’s deadly shooting in Lenoir County are on administrative duty.
Spencer Jackson was killed behind the home on Hullwood Road where he and his grandmother lived.
Sgt. R.T. Stroud has been in law enforcement for six years, while Det. R.M. Harrell for five and a half years.
Lenoir County Sheriff Jackie Rogers said the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday after they initially stopped Jackson’s vehicle as part of a drug investigation on U.S. 258 near Felix Harvey Parkway.
The sheriff said Jackson drove off and deputies chased the man to Hullwood Road. He said Jackson got out and went into an outbuilding behind the home, coming out with a rifle that was pointed at the deputies.
The SBI has been called in to investigate the deadly shooting.
Putting those involved in shootings on administrative duties is a normal procedure for law enforcement agencies.
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