Special to Iredell Free News
An Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been place on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting at a home off Bell Farm Road on Friday.
A suspect who barricaded himself in the home was shot and killed by a deputy after the suspect pointed a rifle at the deputy, according to an ICSO news release.
The shooting occurred after ICSO deputies went to the home, which is east of Statesville, to serve the suspect with warrants charging him with Felony Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Felony Violent Habitual Felon, and Felony Second-Degree Kidnapping, according to the news release.
The deputies received information from the community about the suspect being in the residence. Attempts to get the suspect to come out of the home were unsuccessful, according to the ICSO.
After thoroughly searching the residence, the deputies located the suspect, who had concealed himself in a hidden crawl space armed with a rifle, according to the news release.
The suspect pointed his rifle at the deputy, who then shot and killed the suspect, the ICSO said.
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office contacted the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation to investigate the shooting, which is standard procedure for all officer-involved shootings.
The deputy, who was not injured, was placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.
The suspect’s name has not been released pending notification of the suspect’s family.