Deputy-involved shooting near Madison; deputy is OK, sheriff’s office says

(Nelson Kepley/WGHP)

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A deputy-involved shooting happened in Rockingham County on Monday afternoon, according to Sheriff Sam Page.

A deputy responded to a 911 call hangup at 325 Nell Road, south of Madison, around 1:30 p.m.

While the deputy was there talking to a woman at the house, a man came toward the deputy, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the deputy, Page said.

The deputy then shot the man, Page said.

The injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment and Page said when he is released from the hospital he will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon upon a law enforcement officer.

Page said the deputy involved in the shooting is OK.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating, which is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting.

325 Nell Rd, Madison, NC 27025