Sheriff: Man shot after pointing shotgun at deputy in Catawba Co - | WBTV Charlotte

Sheriff: Man shot after pointing shotgun at deputy in Catawba Co.

HICKORY, NC (WBTV) -

A man was shot in the hand after investigators say he pointed a shotgun at a Catawba County deputy as the deputy was serving a warrant.

The shooting happened along 54th Avenue NE in Catawba County around 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.

The deputy was reportedly serving a warrant at the home when the man escaped out a back window with shotgun. When the deputy ran around the back of the home, the man fired shots.

The deputy reported called for help and went back to his patrol car and got an AR-15 and began to search for the man.

According to Sheriff Coy Reid, the deputy reportedly found the man, told him to drop the weapon. The man reportedly didn't drop the shotgun and pointed it at the deputy.

The deputy fired three shots, hitting the man in the hand. The deputy was not hit.

The man is reportedly okay and in custody of the sheriff's office.

No word yet on what the initial warrant for his arrest was for.

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