Man wanted by police shot during struggle with Rutherford County deputy

Man wanted by police shot during struggle with Rutherford County deputy

Photo credit: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

MORGAN, N.C. — A North Carolina sheriff's office said a deputy shot and wounded a wanted man during a fight in Rutherford County.

County Sheriff Chris Francis told news outlets that the deputy was also wounded in the Wednesday night fight.

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He said the deputy confronted the occupants of a suspicious vehicle near Morgan and learned of an active warrant against 31-year-old Paul Michael Wrenn for failure to appear.

The sheriff said the suspect then fled with the deputy in pursuit. He said the two fought, and Wrenn tried to grab the deputy's stun gun and that's when the deputy opened fire.

Officials said Wrenn was arrested after being released from the hospital.The deputy's name and condition have not yet been released.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

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