2 Deputies, 3 Others Killed in 13-Hour Standoff in Boone, North Carolina: Police

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    Two deputies were killed and three other people including a suspected gunman were found dead after a lengthy standoff in North Carolina, a sheriff’s office said Thursday.

    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 statement said.

    Sheriff Len Hagaman said they were the suspect’s mother and stepfather, WSOC-TV reported.

    The sheriff’s office said officers from approximately 15 law enforcement agencies surrounded the home.

    Other people living nearby were evacuated or told to shelter in place as the standoff lasted throughout the day and Wednesday night.

    Clarence Wilson, 78, was on his porch when deputies pulled up in front of the house across the street. Gunfire erupted after the deputies arrived, Wilson said.

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