Man accused of firing shots inside Salisbury home injured in deputy-involved shooting

Man accused of firing shots inside Salisbury home injured in deputy-involved shooting
(WSOC)

SALISBURY, N.C. — State police are investigating after a deputy-involved shooting in Rowan County.

The sheriff’s office said it responded to someone tearing up a house and firing several shots inside on Dunn’s Mountain Road in Salisbury just before 10 p.m. Friday.

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Officials said 62-year-old Ronald Earnhardt was threatening to kill people inside the home as well as shoot deputies as they got near the area.

When deputies got on scene, they learned the Earnhardt had at least five different guns with him inside the house.

Deputies were able to help six people escape the house as well as evacuate another four people from a shed in the backyard.

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While trying to communicate with Earnhardt, deputies said he came outside and started shooting.

One investigator shot him and he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations was called to continue the investigation, which is standard protocol.

No other information has been released.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information.