- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Cumberland County say a man was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy as attempts were made to serve him with a criminal warrant.

A statement from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said the unidentified man was driving around noon near a drive-in fast-food restaurant on Friday when he was stopped by deputies trying to serve him.

The sheriff’s office said the man started cutting his arms and neck with a straight-edged device. Deputies used a Taser on the man, but it had no effect. A struggle ensued during attempts to arrest the man, and a deputy shot and killed the man.

Authorities haven’t released the man’s identity pending notification of family. The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting, which is standard in such instances.



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