- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

CRUMPLER, N.C. (AP) - Ashe County deputies are saying little about why they shot and killed a 62-year-old man after responding to complaints of a disturbance on his rural road.

State Bureau of Investigation agents were investigating Thursday what led deputies to shoot and kill Dallas Shatley of Crumpler. He was killed late Wednesday after deputies said they engaged in a confrontation with Shatley before one officer was dragged away by his truck.

Sheriff’s Capt. Carolyn Gentry refused to explain whether the deputy’s clothing was snagged or details of the confrontation, citing the SBI investigation. She wouldn’t say whether the dragged deputy or others on the scene shot Shatley.

Gentry confirmed a media report that deputies recovered a weapon.

She said the dragged deputy needed medical treatment, but didn’t know his condition.

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