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Two deputies injured in shooting at county courthouse in NC after defendant tried to attack people

An officer-involved shooting was reported inside the Person County courthouse on Thursday...
An officer-involved shooting was reported inside the Person County courthouse on Thursday afternoon.(WRAL)
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 1:50 PM EDT
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ROXBORO, N.C. (WRAL) - An officer-involved shooting was reported inside the Person County courthouse on Thursday afternoon.

A source told WRAL News that a person was in court for a misdemeanor of false imprisonment and was found guilty.

The source said the man started yelling and threw a chair. City of Roxboro officials said it appeared the man attempted to attack people inside the courtroom, including the bailiff.

Sources say two court officers worked to subdue the man, but apparently during the struggle the man got a hold of one of the officer’s guns. At that point, an officer shot the man, according to the source.

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