Man injured during officer-involved shooting in Asheville

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – A man was injured Tuesday morning during an officer involved shooting in Asheville.

Asheville Police said officers were attempting to serve a warrant at about 9:45 a.m. on Oteen Church Road.

Officers arrived on scene and made contact with 42-year-old William Lee Maltba.

While attempting to arrest Maltba, Officer Carrie Lee shot him in the leg. He taken to Mission Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

No officers were injured.

Maltba had outstanding warrants for domestic violence protection order violation. Police said other charges are pending.

Per protocol, North Carolina State Bureau Investigations has been asked in investigate.

Officer Lee was placed on investigative suspension, which is part of the department’s Use of Force Policy.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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