Harnett County Deputy Shot

 

A Harnett County Sheriff’s deputy was sot in the leg early Tuesday morning.

 

The incident occurred off of N.C. Highway 87 near Spring Lake.

 

Two uniformed deputies were patrolling the area when a man was observed sitting in a ditch in front to the Super Mart convenience store in Cameron.

 

While the deputies were speaking with the man, he drew a weapon and fired at them. One of the deputies was shot in the leg.

 

According to Sheriff Larry Rollins, both deputies shot back at the man. The suspect was shot & killed at the scene.

 

The wounded deputy was treated and released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

 

As a routine when an officer is involved in a shooting, the State Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate.

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