Deputy shoots man threatening officers

The High Point Enterprise, N.C.
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Mar. 23—DAVIDSON COUNTY — A Davidson County Sheriff's Office deputy shot a man barricaded in a house who was threatening law enforcement officers with a bow and arrow Tuesday morning.

Kenneth Coble of Decker Road was taken to an area medical facility, the sheriff's office said. No information about the severity or nature of Coble's injuries was released.

The stand-off began about 8:15 a.m. after the sheriff's office received a 911 call about a domestic assault at a residence in the 500 block of Decker Road between Thomasville and Lexington.

The sheriff's office said that Coble barricaded himself inside the residence and refused to comply with deputies' commands to come out.

Coble displayed a bow and arrow, then drew back an arrow and pointed the weapon towards the deputies. The deputies fired at and struck Coble.

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist with the investigation, which is protocol for shootings involving an officer.

The sheriff's office didn't release names of deputies involved and said no more information would be released at this time.