5 shot in Caldwell County
CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - One man is dead and four injured following a shootout involving sheriff's deputies in northeastern Caldwell County late Wednesday night.
The shooting happened outside a home at 3988 Grandin Road around 11 p.m.
Jonathan Odom told WBTV News his neighbor, Roland Younce, had a dog that was the center of a long dispute with another neighbor who had two daughters.
The neighbor with the two daughters allegedly shot Younce's dog and Younce fired back hitting both the father and his 8-year-old daughter.
The father and daughter took cover inside their home and called the sheriff's office.
As Deputy Marty Robbins was walking up to the home, he was shot by Younce who was hiding in the woods.
When the second deputy arrived, he assisted in getting Robbins to safety.
Three additional deputies responded to the scene and tried to get the father and his family out of their home.
The sheriff's office says that's when the second officer, Sgt. Tom McManus, was shot in the arm.
The other three deputies returned fire in the direction where Younce was hiding.
More deputies were called to the scene to establish a perimeter around the area. SWAT officers came in to evacuate the father and his family from the home.
The father was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and his daughter was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem. Both are expected to make a full recovery.
When SWAT officers searched the area at daybreak they found Younce dead about 50 feet from Robbins' patrol car. The sheriff's office does not think Younce's wound was self-inflicted.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) was called in to investigate the shooting.
McManus was treated and released from Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenior Thursday morning.
Robbins was treated at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and released late Thursday night.
At last check, both the father and daughter were still hospitalized.