Deputy killed, another wounded in an hours-long standoff with gunman in North Carolina

Deputy killed, another wounded in an hours-long standoff with gunman in North Carolina
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Sgt. Chris Ward, of Watauga County, North Carolina was shot in an hours-long standoff with a gunman who was later found dead in an apparent suicide. 

The shootout began when deputies arrived at a home in Boone to perform a wellness check at 10:00am. The wellness check was prompted by the fact that the family had not shown up to work. When the deputies arrived, all of the family’s cars were parked outside. 

But when the officers attempted to enter the home, the gunman opened fire. 

Another officer, K-9 Deputy Logan Fox was also struck by gunfire and was stuck inside the home for the remainder of the standoff. It wasn’t until after 11:00pm that the situation was resolved. 

“This is an incredibly tragic situation and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved as well as their families and our community,” said Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, according to the report.

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