North Carolina deputy shoots suspect Saturday in Camden County

Jeff Hampton, The Virginian-Pilot
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A Camden County deputy repeatedly shot a man Saturday in South Mills after he pointed a shotgun at officers trying to make an arrest.

Samuel Jacob Hickman, 25, of Pasquotank County was treated for multiple gunshot wounds in a hospital, according to a release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. He was later released and is being held in a jail in Norfolk.

A woman on Pier Landing Loop Road called 911 Saturday night when her intoxicated former boyfriend blasted her back door open with a shotgun, according to the release. She and her two children were inside. There was screaming during the 911 call before it was disconnected.

The suspect fled in a white Toyota pickup before deputies arrived. They stopped him on Pier Landing Loop Road. He got out of his truck and pointed the shotgun toward officers before a deputy shot him several times. The deputy is on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Hickman was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, first degree burglary, assault by pointing a gun and assault on a female.

On Sunday, protesters marched in Elizabeth City over the shooting of Andrew Brown on April 21 by Pasquotank County deputies. The incident has heightened the attention on shootings by law enforcement.

Jeff Hampton, 757-446-2090,