Deputies shoot and kill man accused of fatally attacking his brother-in-law, holding women hostage in Caldwell Co.

Deputies say the man was holding two women hostage
A hostage situation in Granite Falls Friday night left one person dead, according to deputies.
A hostage situation in Granite Falls Friday night left one person dead, according to deputies.(Associated Press (custom credit) | AP)
Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 8:36 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2022 at 12:22 PM EST
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GRANITE FALLS, N.C. (WBTV) - Law enforcement officials say deputies shot and killed a man who reportedly killed his brother-in-law and held two women hostage inside a home in Granite Falls Friday night.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home on Terrapin Ridge Lane about 8:11 p.m. Jan. 14 for an unknown trouble call.

Prior to their arrival, deputies say Troy Lee Carter, 56, attacked a resident of the home and his brother-in-law, Timothy Lewis Davis, 46.

Davis was pronounced dead at the scene after being found outside the home with gunshot and stab wounds.

At the time, Carter was wanted for two counts of domestic criminal trespassing, one count of injury to real property and one count of second-degree arson for previous incidents at the property.

When deputies arrived, they say they found Carter armed with a knife and gun and holding two women hostage at the home.

Deputies say Carter failed to obey verbal commands, which is what they say led to deputies shooting and killing him at the scene.

There were no injuries reported to the women hostages or the deputies involved in the situation.

This case has been turned over to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and bodycam footage from the deputies involved has been turned over as part of the officer-involved shooting.

The deputies involved are placed on paid administrative leave pending review by the District Attorney’s Office.

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