North Carolina deputy kills man after being hit by chair

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a deputy shot and killed a man after the man attacked him with a metal chair.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Scott Trammel went to a home Tuesday to assist emergency personnel after a 911 call indicated a man was threatening to harm himself and was telling people goodbye.

According to the sheriff’s office, Trammel was approaching Pedro Cruz-Amado as he sat on the front porch of the home when Cruz-Amado charged the deputy and hit him with a metal chair. As Trammel retreated, Cruz-Amado hit the deputy in the head with the chair. Trammel then shot and killed him.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting. Trammel is on administrative paid leave, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

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