Sheriff: Deputy shot N Carolina man who pointed gun

June 12, 2018

ELKIN, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy shot a North Carolina man who pointed a gun at an officer.

News outlets cite a release from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office that says deputies responded to a reported disturbance at a home on Monday. They encountered 36-year-old Herbert Charles Kipp, who the release says pointed a long gun at a deputy.

He was subsequently shot, but the release doesn’t specify which deputy shot him.

Kipp was treated and released at a hospital, before being charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

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