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Man Shot As Cumberland Deputies Attempt To Serve Arrest Warrant

Posted October 17, 2005 3:35 a.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville man was critically wounded Friday night as deputies attempted to serve him an arrest warrant on narcotics charges.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said a deputy approached the residence of John Clyde Britt, 50, on

Eberhardt Road

at about 10 p.m. Friday to serve a warrant when Britt drew a weapon and fired shots.

Deputy Matt Raymes and Britt then exchanged shots, and Britt was wounded and taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was listed in stable but critical condition Saturday morning.

As is standard procedure with any deputy-involved shooting, the sheriff's office said Raymes has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation.

The internal affairs section of the sheriff's office, as well as the State Bureau of Investigation, will investigate the shooting.