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D.A. rules Duplin County officer involved shooting justified

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Published: May. 11, 2020 at 2:26 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 8:40 PM EDT
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DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) The District Attorney for Duplin County has ruled the shooting death of Wilmington man in Calypso last May by a Duplin County deputy to be justified.

Jonathan Carter was shot and killed by a Duplin County deputy after authorities said he held a man against his will for several days.

Deputies were called to a home on East Trade Street in Calypso for a breaking and entering. That’s where they encountered 27-year-old Carter who barricaded himself inside the home.

Carter began to threaten deputies, according to a news release, and a standoff took place for several hours.

Lee also says an autopsy showed Carter had approximately thirty-three possible gunshot wounds with ten rounds hitting him. There were multiple entrance and exit wounds of the same projectiles which accounts for the higher number of wounds than rounds fired. There were no entrance wounds in the back.

Lee says no firearms were found on Carter and no firearms were found at the residence. No explosive devices were found at the scene.

A Wilmington man was shot and killed by Duplin County deputies after they said he held a man against his will for several days.

Deputies say Saturday afternoon they were called to a home on East Trade Street in Calypso for a breaking and entering.

They said the man managed to get out of the home and called authorities.

Deputies encountered 27-year-old Jonathan Carter who barricaded himself inside the home.

Carter began to threaten deputies, according to a news release, and a standoff took place for several hours.

Neighbor Donnie Bradshaw says, "It was chaos literally. All kinds of policemen everything. Swat team is what I call them. They tried to get him to come out"

The county's Special Response Team entered the home and Carter was shot and killed while inside.

The SBI is investigating the shooting, which is a normal procedure in these cases.

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