NC sheriff’s deputy shot by dad during dispute, officials say

TRINITY, N.C. (WNCN) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy was shot by his father on Saturday evening, reports said.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said that deputy Tyler Cook of Trinity was shot around 6:30 p.m. at his Trinity home, WFMY reported.

Cook was shot in his abdomen during a dispute with his father, Gary Cook, Randolph County Sheriff Robert Graves told WFMY.

Gary Cook was questioned by deputies, but is not in custody, WFMY reported.

Sheriff Graves told WFMY that he plans to meet with the District Attorney and Tyler Cook to discuss possible charges regarding the incident.

Tyler Cook is in stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

WFMY said that Graves is not sure when Tyler will be back to work.

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