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Deputy, suspect shot during standoff overnight


A suspect shot at Cabarrus County Deputies overnight forcing officials to return fire, hitting the man.

It was a standoff that lasted over eight hours.

Deputies in Cabarrus County said they responded to reports of gunfire coming from a home along Sleepy Hollow Road around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Office said there were a total of three people inside of the home at the time, including a man with a gun.

When they arrived on scene, they say they started taking fire.

"There was a discharge of firearms from the residence towards our individual officers." said Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley.

One of the Deputies was struck, however the bullet simply grazed a piece of the officer's equipment.  The Deputy was not injured.

"Of course there was some return fire."

Riley said at least two Deputies pulled their weapons and shot back, injuring 35-year old William Brian Morrison. 

But Morrison didn't give up.

He held officers at bay for hours as officials tried to coax him out.

Neighbors around the area were notified about what was going on, and the main road was closed down for over a mile.

Finally, around 6am Wednesday, Morrison gave up.  Medics rushed in to treat his wounds, and he was taken to a local hospital.

There is no word yet on his condition.

Right now, it's unclear what charges Morrison may face, but he has been arrested for the incident.

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