Officer shoots subject after he charged with knife

Published 8:35 am Tuesday, June 9, 2020

An officer-involved shooting took place Monday afternoon after a man charged an officer with a knife, according to a joint news release from Stanly County Sheriff Jeff Crisco and Norwood Police Chief James Wilson.

Around 1:15 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Norwood officers responded to a residence on U.S. Highway 52 South regarding a domestic disturbance involving a subject with a knife.

Once at the home, the officers found the man armed with a knife who challenged them. After refusing numerous commands to drop the knife, the subject allegedly charged at the officers. An officer fired two rounds, which struck the man in the arm.

The officers rendered first aid and the subject was transferred to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing and is being conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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