Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot North Carolina man while serving warrant

ELIZABETH CITY, NC (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says the deputy who shot and killed a man while serving a search warrant has been put on leave pending an investigation.

Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten II did not identify the deputy who fired the shot Wednesday.

He told a news conference that the deputy was wearing a body camera that was on at the time.

The State Bureau of Investigation is taking over the inquiry of the case and will turn over its results to District Attorney Andrew Womble’s office.

Womble says he won’t make any decisions about possible charges until the investigation is complete.

He says he’s looking for “accurate answers and not fast answers.”

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