North Carolina

Deputy injured, suspect killed during struggle inside NC hospital

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a North Carolina deputy and a suspect were shot when the man tried to take the officer's gun while at a hospital.

The shooting happened just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the emergency room.

Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright said at a news conference that the suspect was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Wednesday morning because he needed medical attention. While there, Wright says the suspect tried to take the deputy's gun.

Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins said an officer who was at the hospital for a different investigation intervened.

Wright said the deputy is in good condition. Authorities said the suspect died after he was shot by a Fayetteville police officer who was in the emergency room.

The names of the suspect, deputy and officer involved have not been released.

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Wright said the suspect had been arrested Tuesday night on warrants involving a home invasion.

The State Bureau of Investigations is taking over the case, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

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