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Union County sheriff’s deputies shoot, kill man

MONROE, N.C. (AP) – Union County sheriff’s deputies have shot and killed a man who authorities say pointed a gun at them.

Sheriff Eddie Cathey said deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant Thursday night on a man charged with assault on a female. Cathey said the deputies went to the house next door, tipping off the suspect.

The sheriff said when deputies reached the correct home, a witness said the man went into the woods carrying a shotgun and a handgun. The deputies found the man and ordered him to drop the weapons. Cathey said the man pointed one of the weapons at the deputies, who shot and killed him.

The suspect was identified as 49-year-old Brent Taylor Catoe.

The sheriff’s office and State Bureau of Investigation are looking into the shooting.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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