- Associated Press - Sunday, July 31, 2016

PLEASANT HILL, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been shot and killed in a confrontation with deputies in northern North Carolina.

Local media outlets report that deputies responded to a domestic dispute Friday evening in the Northampton County town of Pleasant Hill. Authorities say they were trying to arrest a man who had assaulted his wife when a fight broke out, and the man was killed.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. No other details have been released.

The deputies were not injured in the shooting. Officials say they’ve been placed on administrative leave, as is standard practice while a shooting is investigated.

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