Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Randolph County

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Crews are on scene where Randolph County Sheriff’s Office say an deputy-involved shooting happened overnight.

At about 12:09 a.m., deputies responded to a reported domestic assault at 5783 Zelma Boulevard in the Archdale area.

The sheriff said the woman who owned the home was badly shaken after some kind of incident with Santiago, so she left to go to her son’s home where she called 911.

At the Zelma Boulevard home, the sheriff’s office says they found 46-year-old Carlos Javier Roman Santiago armed with a knife.

A deputy then shot and killed the man. Santiago was later pronounced dead by EMS.

The deputy involved is reportedly OK. The sheriff’s office says the deputy’s life was in jeopardy.

“We are glad that the deputy did take action and do his job,” Randolph County Sheriff Gregory Seabolt said. “If not we would have had a most serious situation on hand and I do praise him for doing his job,””

The deputy is on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation investigates.

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