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Man, 33, killed in officer-involved shooting in Hoke County

Posted May 31, 2014

One person was killed early Saturday morning in an officer-involved shooting in Hoke County, sources told WRAL News.

— A 33-year-old man died early Saturday after being shot during an altercation with a Hoke County deputy, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said.

According to a news release, deputies were investigating a report of a suspicious person near the intersection of Rockfish Road and N.C. Highway 401 Business at about 2:30 a.m. when they had an altercation with Sandy James McCall.

Sgt. Samuel Morant shot McCall during the altercation, and he died from his injuries, Peterkin said. Morant has worked for the Hoke County Sheriff's Office for 8 years.

No law enforcement officials were injured during the incident, Peterkin said.

The state Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation of the incident, which is standard practice in an officer-involved shooting.

No other information was immediately available.


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  • btneast Jun 2, 2014

    No, it just shows a picture of a Raeford Police car. The location given is outside of the city limits, but when there is an officer involved shooting, all LEO from that area respond....

  • Jump1 Jun 2, 2014

    Was it a Deputy or a Raeford Police Officer... It shows that Raeford was shooting???