Deputy shot, suspect killed during shooting at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Cumberland County deputy was shot and the alleged shooter was killed during a shooting at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, according to police.

At about 8:22 a.m., police responded to a report of a shooter in the hospital on the 1600 block of Owen Drive.

Officers said in a news release that the situation has been rendered safe at this time.

The suspect was in the hospital with medical issues after he was arrested Tuesday night following a home invasion, WNCN reports.

Wednesday morning, the suspect reportedly tried to take a deputy’s weapon. A struggle ensued, and a Fayetteville police detective stepped in to help subdue the suspect.

The deputy suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, and the police officer then shot and killed the suspect.

Police have not yet released the identity of the victim or the suspect.

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