Outside agency now investigating Pender deputy-involved shooting

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Thursday makes three weeks since a shooting happened involving a deputy. The Pender County Sheriff’s Office says the case is still under investigation.

The shooting happened January 17 in the Maple Hill community.

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The sheriff’s office says two deputies approached two people in a parked car, saw what they believed was a gun in one man’s hand, and one deputy fired shots.

Captain James Rowell with the sheriff’s office says the deputy’s name will not be released until the investigation is complete.

The sheriff’s office says an outside agency is now investigating in consultation with the DA’s Office.