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Brunswick Co. deputy on paid leave after shooting

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says an apparent case of domestic violence last night ended with the people involved being shot by a deputy.

The Sheriff's Office says at 10:17 p.m. deputies were dispatched to 377 Lansan Lane near Leland for an assault with a deadly weapon. Inside the home deputies say they found Cassey Thomas, 43, who was trying to stab her husband, Timothy Thomas, 48.

The deputies challenged Cassey Thomas, and ordered her to drop her weapon. When she did not drop it, Sgt. Brian Tully fired two shots.

Cassie Thomas suffered a gunshot wound to her abdomen, and Timothy Thomas was hit in the upper right leg. Mr. Thomas also suffered a stab wound to his upper back. The Sheriff's Office says all the injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.

Sheriff John Ingram has asked the SBI to conduct a criminal investigation. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office of Professional Standards is conducting an internal investigation of the shooting.

The Sheriff's Office says Sgt. Tully is on paid administrative leave.

Domestic violence and assault charges are pending against Cassey Thomas.

Attempts to reach a spokesperson for the SBI have been unsuccessful, because today is a state holiday.

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stop means stop not keep

stop means stop not keep going. as ole yosemite sam used to say. " when i say whoa mule, i mean whoa"

25, with due respect, this

25, with due respect, this Deputy was responding to a domestic violence call. If you are driving a team of two mules and they don't stop on command, what are you going to do? Shoot both of them?? Just 'cause you say "whoa" doesn't mean the world's going to listen to you.


Well stupid when you say whoa and follow it up with a bullet, the world in fact does listen.

and yosimite sam got off the

and yosimite sam got off the mule and busted him in the head. so in the deputies terms, i am saying she didn't stop so he shot her.that is what he was suppose to do. when an officer says stop, you stop , if not u take out the threat. that was what i was saying in my first comment.

those are my parents