Tarboro officer shoots, kills suspect

June 3, 2008 1:35:09 PM PDT
A Tarboro sheriff's deputy shot and killed a suspect after responding to a domestic call.

According to the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, an officer responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence near the Hwy 64 Bypass and Hwy 33 near Tarboro.

When the deputy exited his patrol car, a male armed with a knife, reportedly approached the officer.

The officer shot the suspect, killing him.

The SBI is investigating the incident and a part of standard procedure in a officer involved shooting.