NC deputy shoots 1 of 3 home break-in suspects, officials say

WNCT photo from the scene of the shooting Tuesday morning.

AYDEN, N.C. (WNCT) – The State Bureau of Investigation is handling an Ayden home break-in investigation after a Pitt County deputy was involved in a shooting.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the 300 block of Abbott Farm Road Tuesday morning in Ayden.

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The area is where deputies confronted three suspects in a home break-in and a deputy shot one of them.

The injured suspect was transported to Vidant Medical Center for treatment and the other two suspects were taken into custody.

Due to the deputy-involved shooting, the SBI is now handling the case.

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