NC man shot, killed in standoff with deputies after setting car on fire

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LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP/WNCN) – A sheriff says that a North Carolina man was shot and killed during a standoff with officers from a tactical team after he lit a fire in his vehicle and pointed a weapon at the officers.

The incident was reported around 9:40 p.m. Saturday at 32 Janice Drive in Pembroke.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that it responded to a 911 hang-up call in Pembroke. Initially, a 911 caller said that “I’m just going to bleed out” and then hung up.

At the scene, deputies discovered Matthew Oxendine, 46, of Red Springs, according to a news release.

After deputies arrived, Oxendine lit a fire in his vehicle and made threats before pointing what appeared to be a firearm at them, according to the news release.

“Oxendine informed the responding deputies that he had a weapon and had did prison time for shooting at law enforcement in the past,” the news release said.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation as part of normal routine. 

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