Man kills deputy, himself

Deputy Jon Willis and suspect Daniel Meyers

July 29, 2010 10:47:39 AM PDT
A Greene County deputy has been shot and killed in the line of duty while answering a domestic disturbance call in eastern North Carolina.

Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith told multiple media outlets that John Willis was shot twice around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at a mobile home off U.S. 13 several miles south of Snow Hill.

Smith says Willis was answering a domestic call when 22-year-old Daniel Meyers came out of the house drunk and angry, shooting the deputy twice.

The sheriff says Meyers then shot and killed himself.

Willis is the third deputy to be killed in the line of duty in the past 15 months in the mostly rural area of North Carolina east of Interstate 95.

The sheriff says Willis leaves behind two children.

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