Two Sheriff’s Deputies Killed in North Carolina Standoff

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Two deputies were killed and three other people including a suspected gunman were found dead after a lengthy standoff in Boone, N.C., a sheriff’s office said Thursday, the Associated Press reports. The Watauga County Sheriff’s office said Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox were dispatched to a home in Boone at 9:44 a.m. Wednesday after the homeowner and his family didn’t report to work or answer telephone calls. Both were hit by gunfire. Other officers were able to pull out Ward, who later died at a hospital. Fox died at the scene. “The individual suspected of killing the two officers is also suspected of killing two civilians in the residence. The names of the civilians are not being released at this time,” the statement said.

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