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Authorities said the two deputies died in the shooting that prompted a daylong standoff Wednesday that dragged into the night with law enforcement officers surrounding a home. The sheriff identified the gunman as year-old Isaac Alton Barnes. Officials believe he died by suicide. Breaking Boone- sheriff Hagaman just spoke with us confirming the second deputy has died.
Police had been to the home over the weekend. The latest on the investigation today at noon, 5pm and 6pm.
Hagaman said Sgt. When they went into the house, both Ward and Fox were hit by gunfire. Hagaman said the third responding deputy was able to escape unharmed. Other officers were able to pull Ward out. Hagaman said Ward died at a hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he was taken after being removed from the house. Fox was shot and remained in the home throughout the ensuing standoff, Hagaman said.
The sheriff confirmed on Thursday that Fox died at the scene. Hagaman said a Boone police officer, a Boone firefighter and an App State police officer also came under fire as they tried to rescue the wounded deputies. The Boone police officer was hit by gunfire, but was not injured since the bullet hit his Kevlar helmet, the sheriff said.
Hagaman said that deputies had been to the home over the weekend but did not elaborate. Law enforcement agencies from across the Carolinas have posted tributes to the fallen deputies. Officials said the standoff ended shortly before 11 p. Channel 9 was there just after midnight as a procession made its way down Highway for one of the fallen deputies.
Dozens of people, including first responders and residents, gathered to honor him. A look at the procession for Sgt. Chris Ward, the Watauga County Deputy who was killed in the line of duty. On Friday morning, a law enforcement procession was held for Fox in Boone as his body was taken from to a hospital in Winston-Salem. A few hours later, another procession that traveled from Winston Salem to Boone was held in honor of both officers. The sheriff told Channel 9 that he and his deputies are devastated by the deaths of two of their own. He said the deputies who died are part of a tight-knit family and how much they loved law enforcement.
The saving grace though is the community has come together in support, both mentally, physically, spiritually. And so, we certainly want to let the community know that we know they love us. The sheriff also spoke about the initial call for a welfare check at the home. No doubt at all. Neighbor Jacob Shook lives just down the street from where the sheriff says Ward and Fox were ambushed. Shook told Channel 9 that he will never forget seeing one of the deputies wave at him as he passed by the home.
I feel for the family.
I hate that it happened. Channel 9 reporter Anthony Kustura spoke with Donna Ward, a relative of Chris Ward, Thursday morning at the memorial, where she dropped off a flag and a blue bow. She said the whole family is devastated. He would do anything for you. Boone- the Billy Graham Rapid response team has arrived at the sheriffs office to help folks grieving over the loss of the two deputies. Hear from Wil Graham tonight on eyewitness news at The sheriff added that he believed Barnes may have been contemplating an attack in public.
Sheriff giving update now. He says deputies had been warned that the suspect was having some issues. The sheriff said it was clear that his deputies were ambushed in a stairwell inside the home. He said three deputies responded to the initial welfare check call. When Ward and Fox were shot, the third deputy was able to escape to safety. The sheriff also eluded that his deputies may have prevented a larger-scale act of violence against not only law enforcement, but the community, saying he believes the suspect had some sort of plan.
The deputies took the brunt for the public. As more officers descended on the house, authorities quickly turned the parking lot at Mount Vernon Baptist Church into a mobile command center. The Rev. Todd Houston told Channel 9 reporter DaShawn Brown they were holding a vaccine clinic when the standoff unfolded. We had to lock it down because we were just uncertain of the nature of the threat earlier on.
Authorities said the standoff continued throughout the afternoon and into the night, with the shooter barricaded in a section of the house. They said the shooter would periodically fire in the direction of officers. Standoff in Watauga County where one deputy was shot and killed. Law enforcement personnel gather in prayer at the scene of a deadly shooting and standoff in Boone. Officials said law enforcement had the home surrounded and that nearby residents were evacuated. Neighbors in the area were ordered to shelter in place.
They received an alert saying to stay in their homes with their doors and windows closed. Eyewitnesses described hearing gunfire around 9 a. Deputies shot in Watauga County SWAT teams and other law enforcement officers stage outside a home in Boone after two deputies were shot Wednesday morning. Gloria Eggers said she lives down the road from the shooting investigation. She said her son-in-law is in law enforcement and is praying for everyone involved.
Our crew also saw a medical helicopter near the scene. Watauga County shelter in place Medical helicopter lands near scene in Watauga County. The SBI took over the scene Wednesday night. This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv. Sheriff: Man killed mother, stepfather before shooting 2 deputies at Boone home.Looking to end Jefferson Colorado break with a bang
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