SBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Person County

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 A Person County deputy was involved in a shooting incident on Tuesday morning, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. in the Timberlake community of Person County as deputies assisted in the final stage of an eviction at a home on Antioch Church Road. 

A deputy entered the home and entcountered a man with a weapon, according to Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones. 

“Some negotiations went on for quite awhile trying to talk the man out of the weapon. It got to a point where the incident occurred, where shots were fired,” Jones said. “That’s when we cleared the scene and called SBI in who is still investigating the scene.”

One person was injured during the shooting, but the deputy was not hurt, according to the SBI.

The victim was transported to the hospital.

The SBI is investigating the incident. Jones said he doesn’t expect charges to be filed in the incident.

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