HENDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING – SUSPECT AIR LIFTED TO MISSION – ALL DEPUTIES ARE OK

HENDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING – SUSPECT AIR LIFTED TO MISSION – ALL DEPUTIES ARE OK

On Sunday March 28th, 2021 at approximately 6:35PM officers with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to South Mills River Rd in the Mills River Community regarding a subject making suicidal threats.  

Upon arrival officers approached an outbuilding the suicidal suspect was reported to be in and attempted to make contact with him.  While officers were attempting to communicate with the suspect, the suspect displayed a handgun in a threatening manner toward the officers.  Officers discharged their weapons and upon disarming the suspect provided medical attention while awaiting arrival of Fire and EMS personnel.  

The suspect was airlifted to Mission Hospital via the MAMA helicopter and his condition is unknown at this time.

No officers were injured in this incident.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) has been contacted and will be conducting the investigation into the officer involved shooting. The officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave as customary in an officer involved shooting.