AUTHORITIES: Man killed after trying to take deputy's gun at Fayetteville hospital

Published: Nov. 6, 2019 at 9:29 AM EST
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Authorities say a North Carolina deputy was injured and a suspect was killed when the man tried to take the officer's gun while at a hospital.

Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright said at a news conference Wednesday that the suspect was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center because he needed medical attention. While there, Wright says the suspect tried to take the deputy's gun.

Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins says an officer who was at the hospital for a different investigation intervened in the struggle, which occurred about 8:20 a.m. The police department later said in a statement that the officer shot the suspect, who died.

Wright said the deputy is in good condition. He said the suspect had been arrested Tuesday night on warrants involving a home invasion.

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