Person County deputy shoots man during traffic stop
Posted June 1
Roxboro, N.C. — A Person County sheriff's deputy shot a man in the hand and thigh early Sunday after the man pointed a gun at the deputy during a traffic stop, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputy Benjamin Massey shot Jovien Ross Jr., 21, near Pointer and Park streets in Roxboro at about 12:30 a.m. after Ross got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and pointed a gun at Massey, the sheriff's office said.
Ross was taken to Duke University Hospital and underwent surgery for his injuries, which were not life-threatening.
Ross was on probation for felony breaking and entering and larceny. He now faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony assault on a government official.
Massey was placed on administrative leave, which is standard in officer-involved shootings, while the State Bureau of Investigation investigates.
No other information was released.