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Man shot after assaulting deputy during traffic stop, officials say

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SHELBY, NC (WBTV) -

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place during a traffic stop Friday.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on South Washington Street near Belmont Place in Shelby.

Officials say a deputy pulled a man over for speeding, and that the man began to assault the deputy.

A second deputy arrived on the scene for backup, and shot the man. The assailant was then taken to the hospital for surgery, and is awake and talking to authorities, deputies said.

Officials told WBTV that both deputies involved are okay.

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