DENTON, N.C. (WGHP) — People were asked to shelter in place as a massive law enforcement effort took place Thursday morning in Denton.
Davidson County Sheriff Richie Simmons says that officials were called around 9:20 p.m. to M H Drive after a person was shot through a window. When they responded, they were met with “heavy gunfire” and sealed off the area.
They began looking for the suspect, calling in numerous law enforcement partners to help in the search. During the situation, a Davidson County deputy was shot, and they are now recovering.
The suspect was also shot and fatally wounded. The sheriff’s office confirmed that the suspect had died on Thursday.
The sheriff was unable to release any information about the shooter and the initial shooting victim.
Helicopters flew over the area, and there were SWAT team members spotted.
Officials shared on Facebook, asking citizens to shelter in place and secure their doors and windows due to a “very active” situation in the area of Ebel Church Road and M H Drive. Deputies, EMS and troopers were in the area up to two to three miles from the scene.
Just before 8 a.m., some law enforcement officials began to leave the scene. As of 9 a.m., Sheriff Simmons said the situation had resolved.
The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the deputy-involved shooting.