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Nash County deputy shoots suspect in leg

Posted April 28, 2009 10:10 p.m. EDT
Updated April 29, 2009 5:59 a.m. EDT

— An investigation was under way Tuesday evening following a deputy-involved shooting at a home in Bailey.

It happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Deans Street, near U.S. 264, after a Bailey police officer responded to a disturbance call.

The officer requested backup from three sheriff''s deputies. An altercation ensued, and a deputy fired his gun when the suspect showed a knife, Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said. The deputy's name was withheld.

"There was a danger to the officers, and it probably could have been a lot worse," Jenkins said.

The suspect was shot in the leg. Paramedics transported the victim to Wilson Medical Center. The person's name was not released.

The State Bureau of Investigation was called to probe the shooting, which is standard procedure whenever a law-enforcement officer is involved in a shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Nash County Sheriff's Office at 252-459-1556.