GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A person allegedly wielding machetes was shot by a deputy in a case now under review by the State Bureau of Investigation.
According to the SBI, they were requested by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer-involved shooting. This shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 in the area of Spotswood Road and Ashview Court in Summerfield.
The SBI says that a person in the Summerfield area say they saw a man walking around carrying machetes and called the sheriff’s office. Deputies arrived and it became a “quickly developing situation.”
A person was shot by a deputy and taken to the hospital.
Aaron Gordon who witnessed the shooting said, “The officer told him to ‘Stop, stop, stop’ at least four, five times, and the dude kept coming at him really quickly waving the machete, and he had to put some round into him.”
The person who was shot is expected to survive. No details about what led to the shooting have been released as of yet.
“I’m very impressed with Guilford County’s Sheriff,” Gordon said. “I mean I did a lot of time in the military, the deputy definitely has it on point. I was very impressed, and I feel very safe.”
This is a developing situation. The SBI is investigating, as is standard procedure in a shooting involving an officer.