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Chatham Deputy Shoots Man During Drug Raid

Posted April 14, 2008

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— A Chatham County deputy shot a man Sunday night while trying to search a Siler City house for drugs, authorities said.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, was shot several times, authorities said. He was in serious condition Monday at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Special Incident Response Team and the Narcotics Unit were attempting to search a mobile home at 75 Irene Court for drugs when they encountered a man armed with a handgun inside, authorities said.

Several shots were fired, but it was unclear Monday whether the man had fired upon the deputies during the incident.

No one else was injured during the incident.

A subsequent search of the mobile home turned up several pounds of narcotics, authorities said.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to review the incident, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

The name of the deputy involved in  the shooting wasn't released.

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  • CrewMax Apr 15, 2008

    Dang, the SBI must be swamped, what with the Stephen Scott Thornton (from January) investigation and now this!?

  • Coach K is GREAT Apr 15, 2008

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    I think they meant "Heath Ledger"...the actor from a Knight's Tale.
    Dido
    GOLO member since October 16, 2007
    April 15, 2008 12:31 p.m.
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    I know, just busting some chops...

  • kitelover110 Apr 15, 2008

    Having been involved in training competition with the Chatham County SWAT team for the past 4 years, I can state with knowledge that this team is very professional and take their job seriously. All of them are great guys who put their lives on the line for the rest of us daily.

  • FromClayton Apr 15, 2008

    I'm glad the officer was not hurt.

  • Dido Apr 15, 2008

    I think they meant "Heath Ledger"...the actor from a Knight's Tale.

  • Tripwire Apr 15, 2008

    "they encountered a man armed with a handgun inside" WRAL

    To me that would imply that he was holding the handgun. I'm sure that more details will come to light shortly.

  • Coach K is GREAT Apr 14, 2008

    All we really know from that article is, the man was shot several times and is in critical condition. We don't know he pointed the gun at anyone. We don't know what sort of drugs were involved. Maybe this was the guy that killed Anna Nicole -- no, those were prescription drugs. Maybe this is the guy the killed Keith Ledger -- no, those were prescription drugs. Maybe this was the guy who killed -- nooo, those were legal drugs that killed those people. We don't know that this guy killed anybody. But, we do know he was SHOT, several times, in his home....
    Gork
    GOLO member since January 29, 2008
    April 14, 2008 3:05 p.m.
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    Who's KEITH Ledger??????????

  • VT1994Hokie Apr 14, 2008

    I truly cannot comment when they leave so much out of the story. WRAL should not mention things like this without all of the information. This one is a waste of time and ink.

  • Init4him Apr 14, 2008

    "All we really know from that article is, the man was shot several times and is in critical condition."

    "Serious" condition, ya hippie!

  • Just Once Apr 14, 2008

    Only serious condition? Sounds like he almost missed. I am glad the fine officer was not hurt.

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