Autopsy: Charlotte man exchanged gunfire with Anson Co. deputy in fatal shooting

Autopsy: Charlotte man exchanged gunfire with Anson Co. deputy in fatal shooting
Kim Lee Long (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
Kim Lee Long (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

WADESBORO, NC (Cleve R. Wootson Jr/The Charlotte Observer) - A Charlotte man exchanged gunfire with with an Anson Sheriff's Deputy before being fatally shot just outside the Wadesboro city limits in November, according to an newly released autopsy.

Authorities have not released many details about the circumstances leading up to Kim Lee Long's Nov. 6 death on Stanback Ferry Ice Plant Road.

The 48-year died of blood loss after being shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen, the autopsy concludes. The autopsy says Long got the wounds during a "gun fight" with an officer on the side of a road.

Authorities say the deputy involved was not injured.

According to the autopsy, the deputy was dispatched to a domestic complaint at a Wadesboro Wilco station. He saw Long's car and the deputy followed until dispatchers instructed him to pull it over.

"When (Long) stopped car just outside Wadesboro City limits, gun fire was exchanged between the decedent and officer," autopsy said. "Officer called in on radio – shots fired and needed backup."

When paramedics and backup officers responded to the scene, Long was lying on ground with multiple gun shot wounds.

When Long was killed, he was wearing a silver metal ball chain with an identification pouch around his neck. Inside the pouch was what authorities described as a fake immigration inspector badge, along with Long's passport, Social Security card and a locksmith's license.

Long had a lengthy criminal record, according to an Observer search of court records conducted by the Observer.

He was convicted of driving while impaired in May 2008. In Dec. 2011, he was found guilty of resisting a public officer and sentenced to community service and a year of probation.

When he was killed, he was awaiting trial following an October arrest for allegedly violating a protective order.