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Chatham Deputy Shoots Man During Drug Raid

Posted April 14, 2008 12:22 p.m. EDT
Updated April 14, 2008 12:47 p.m. EDT

— A Chatham County deputy shot a man Sunday night while trying to search a Siler City house for drugs, authorities said.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, was shot several times, authorities said. He was in serious condition Monday at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Special Incident Response Team and the Narcotics Unit were attempting to search a mobile home at 75 Irene Court for drugs when they encountered a man armed with a handgun inside, authorities said.

Several shots were fired, but it was unclear Monday whether the man had fired upon the deputies during the incident.

No one else was injured during the incident.

A subsequent search of the mobile home turned up several pounds of narcotics, authorities said.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to review the incident, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

The name of the deputy involved in  the shooting wasn't released.