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Standoff Follows Shootout In Duplin County

Posted April 5, 1996 6:00 a.m. EST

— April 6, 1996 - 6:08 p.m. EST

One deputy has been shot and two others were wounded by flying glass during a Saturday afternoon shootout in Duplin County.

At last report, there was still a great deal of confusion at the scene where deputies had attempted to serve involuntary commitment papers to a man at his home. When they approached the house, the man began shooting with a high-powered rifle.

The wounded deputy was shot in the arm. All three wounded officers are being treated at Duplin County General Hospital.

Several homes in the area surrounding the unidentified man's house on Wards Bridge Roa