- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in North Carolina are investigating a fatal shooting of a man by a sheriff’s deputy.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that the incident occurred Tuesday night in Cumberland County.

Angie Grube, public information director with The State Bureau of Investigation, said deputies were conducting a well-being check at a home. Grube said the deputies encountered a man who pointed a firearm at them. She said the man was fatally shot.

The identities of the man who died and the deputies involved had not been released as of Wednesday afternoon.

It was the second shooting this year that involved a Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy. Police said 37-year-old Adrian Roberts was fatally shot in August while deputies said he charged at them with a machete.

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