GOLDSBORO, North Carolina — Three North Carolina sheriff’s deputies were shot and injured while trying to serve involuntary recognizance papers on a person who then barricaded themselves inside the home, authorities said.
Wayne County deputies had gone to serve the papers at the home south of Goldsboro on Monday morning when someone inside opened fire, wounding all three, county officials said in a tweet. One was being treated at a hospital in Goldsboro, while two others were airlifted to a hospital in Greenville. Their terms were not immediately released.
A suspect remained barricaded inside the home in a rural area on Monday afternoon.
Many other law enforcement officers came to the scene to help.
Deputies had no reason to believe the suspect was dangerous when they initially came to serve the papers, county spokesman Joel Gillie told reporters.
Authorities did not immediately reveal the identities of those involved or specify the type of firearm used to shoot the deputies.