Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in an officer involved shooting incident that left a man dead.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of Westdale Lane, Lincolnton, NC at 5:42 p.m. after the Lincoln County Communications Center received a report that man was in the front yard of the home threatening to shoot himself.
The man, a white male, had a gun to his head when officers arrived on the scene. He continued to threaten the deputies and fired shots into the ground. He then pointed the handgun at the officers and they returned fire. The man died at the scene.
The three deputies involved in the incident will be placed on administrative leave per Sheriff’s Office policy.
The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in the conduct the investigation of the shooting incident.