- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy wounded in a shoot-out with a murder suspect was hit by an armor-piercing bullet.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1vlLk09) sheriff’s office lawyer Ronnie Mitchell said Andrew Michaelis was using rounds which are illegal to possess.

Michaelis fired bullets from what authorities said was an AR-15 assault rifle into his father-in-law’s house on July 30. He discharged a 30-round magazine while shooting from his truck, killing his father-in-law and the man’s 10-year-old grandson before he died in a shootout with law enforcement.

Deputy Joshua LaFave was hit in the chest, back and shoulder during the gun battle. Deputy Jamie McLeod suffered bruising on her torso when a bullet lodged in her equipment belt.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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