Man dead after deputies say he attacked his mother, neighbor in Avery County

AVERY COUNTY, N.C. — A homicide investigation is underway Friday evening in Avery County, deputies said.

Deputies and the SBI responded to a home at around 5:30 p.m. on Maple Street in the town of Crossnore.

Authorities said a man was shot, a woman was stabbed and another person was badly beaten.

According to deputies, an adult son stabbed his mother at her home. She managed to get away to a neighbor’s house, and officials said the son then attacked the neighbor to the point where other neighbors intervened.

The son was then shot and killed, according to investigators.

The mother and elderly neighbor were both rushed to a hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this point.

The sheriff’s office said they’re investigating to see whether it was a possible case of self-defense.

This is an ongoing investigation. Officials hope to release more information on the case Saturday.

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