BURGAW, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office says a 45-year-old man was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies trying to serve a domestic violence protective order, and his name was released Wednesday afternoon.
Pender County Sheriff Alan Cutler said the deputies were attempting to serve the order in the Canetuck community around 10 a.m. on Tuesday when they encountered an armed person.
Cutler said a shooting ensued, but provided no additional details, only saying that no deputies were hurt.
Kevin Glenn Swinson was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
"The PCSO deputies who fired their weapons have been identified as Grant Simme and John Dragocastano," Angie Grube, public information director, for the SBI, said in a news release.
Both deputies will be placed on leave as the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation looks into the shooting, which is standard protocol.