Two Officers, 3 Others Killed During Shootout

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Two North Carolina sheriff’s deputies were killed and three other people found dead in what authorities are calling an ambush that turned into a 13-hour standoff between a shooter and law enforcement.

Two deputies have died from their injuries suffered during the standoff that took place at a home near Boone, located about 116 miles northwest of Charlotte, Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman confirmed Thursday morning.

Three civilians – including the suspected shooter – also died, bringing the death toll to five people.


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