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Officials: Man shot after pointing gun at deputy charged

November 26, 2018

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was shot and injured when authorities say he pointed a gun at a sheriff’s deputy is facing charges.

The Iredell County sheriff’s office said in a release Monday that Deputy Joanna Smith responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a Mooresville home Saturday night and announced her presence. When 54-year-old Peter Hay came to the door he pointed a gun at Smith and she shot him.

Officials say Hay was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later charged with assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer and communicating threats.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and sheriff’s office are investigating. Smith is on routine administrative leave.

A message left at a phone listing for Hay wasn’t immediately returned.

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