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Deputies involved in checkpoint shooting back on duty


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The sheriff's deputies involved in a shooting at a DWI checkpoint in Leland last month are back on the job.

While the SBI is still investigating what happened June 14, both the New Hanover County and Brunswick County sheriff's offices completed internal investigations that cleared the officers last week.

Four deputies from Brunswick County were assigned to administrative duties, while the three officers from New Hanover County were on administrative leave during the internal investigations.

"We've been real careful in talking and working together in making sure that our officers get through this ok and get back to work and continue to do the good job that they do for us," New Hanover County Sheriff's Ed McMahon said.

Leland Town Manager David Hollis said the Leland Police officer involved in the shooting is still on administrative leave.

Sheriff McMahon said this is the first time he has seen an incident like this with multiple officers from different agencies.

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