Deputy fatally shoots armed suspect in Anson Co., sheriff says

Deputy fatally shoots armed suspect in Anson Co., sheriff says

ANSON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A deputy shot and killed an armed suspect in Anson County Friday afternoon, the sheriff confirms.

Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid says officials were called about a suspect with a gun that was threatening people.

Once they located the suspect, the sheriff says a chase started around 2:51 p.m. and went from Highway 742 South to south of Wadesboro. The chase went to Mills Road in Polkton, before stop sticks were deployed.

The sheriff says the suspect pulled over in a driveway on Mills Road, where the suspect reportedly got out of the vehicle with a gun. The sheriff says the suspect then threatened deputies with the gun by pointing it at them.

A deputy fatally shot the suspect. No officers were hurt in the incident.

The sheriff’s office later identified the deceased as 58-year-old Timothy Leroy Harrington, of Polkton.

Lt. Det. James Williams was placed on paid administrative leave after the incident, a standard procedure following officer-involved shootings. Williams is a 23-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office.

The State Bureau of Investigation is now taking over investigation.

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