Deputy acted lawfully in deadly April 2021 shooting at hostage situation in Person County: DA says

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Deputy acted lawfully in April 2021 shooting, DA says
A person county sheriff's deputy is cleared in the shooting death of an armed man on April 2, 2021.

HURDLE MILLS, N.C. (WTVD) -- A person county sheriff's deputy will not face criminal charges for shooting and killing a man on April 2, 2021.

The district attorney determined Thursday that the investigation revealed the deputy in question acted lawfully.

Officers responded to a report a domestic hostage situation at a home on Clay Long Road in Hurdle Mills.

Investigators said that Jackie Capps Jr., 58, was holding 3 people hostage in the home.

According to Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones, officers warned Capps three times to put down his weapon. When the deputy heard gun fire in the home, she returned shots killing Capps.