Moore County Deputy shoots armed suspect

A Moore County Deputy shot an armed suspect after a confrontation Saturday evening in Northern Moore County.

The shooting occurred in the Westmoore community during an investigation into a disturbance call. According to a news release from the Moore County Sheriff’s Department, the “Deputy was confronted by an armed individual. After numerous commands ordering the suspect to lower the weapon, our Deputy fired their service weapon striking and injuring the subject.”

The release goes on to report that “Emergency medical aid was immediately rendered, and the suspect was transported to First Health Moore Regional Hospital.”

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.


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