A West End man died in an officer-involved shooting Thursday.

According to a news release from Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields, deputies were called to a disturbance in the 100 block of Pinewood Drive in West End shortly after 6 p.m.

The initial statement by the caller stated that her son, Robert Kyle Seiber, 28, was out in the yard with a knife and could hear an altercation as people were yelling.

The caller then stated that her armed son returned to the house and told his mother that he killed the neighbor, said Fields. Moments later, the caller told the telecommunicator that her son, armed with the knife, was now going after her other son.

The subsequent investigation revealed that the incident began as Seiber approached a neighbor’s home, knocking on their door wielding a knife.

The neighbor, after initially opening the door, was able to close the door on Seiber after he attempted to forcefully enter their house holding the knife in an assaultive manner, said Fields. The neighbor then retreated away from their own residence without injury.

Seiber then returned to his home when the altercation with his brother commenced. Detective Sergeant Hubbard arrived a short time later and was confronted by Seiber, armed with a knife.

Hubbard gave commands to Seiber to drop the knife as Seiber advanced on Hubbard’s position, said Fields. Hubbard then shot Seiber, defending the threat upon his life, resulting in the death of Seiber, Fields added.

Hubbard then began lifesaving measures as other units arrived on the scene. According to Fields, the subject was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hubbard has been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues, which is standard procedure.   

The sheriff’s office contacted the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to investigate the incident.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased and all others involved with this unfortunate situation,” said Fields.

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