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Buncombe County Deputy Shoots Suspect

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A Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a shooting Monday morning at 99 C Laurel Loop Road in Fairview.  Deputies were dispatched to the residence at 2:51 am in response to a domestic disturbance call.  The deputy on the scene had been notified by Communications that the suspect had a firearm on the premises, and heard a firearm discharged as he approached the residence on foot. The deputy directed the suspect to stop as the suspect drove aggressively driving towards him. The suspect disregarded the deputy’s command, and continued to drive towards the deputy.  The deputy discharged his weapon, and  the suspect was injured.  The suspect was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and was released.  Charges are pending on the suspect.

The State Bureau of Investigation was called to conduct an investigation of the incident.  The investigation is ongoing.

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