NC Gov. McCrory: Trooper Fatally Shots Man During Confrontation Amid Floodwaters
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says a state trooper shot and killed a man during a confrontation amid flood waters in hart-hit Lumberton.
McCrory said Tuesday that the trooper and two deputies encountered the man while going through high water in a Humvee around 8 p.m. Monday.
McCrory says he has few details about what led to the shooting only saying it happened in “very difficult circumstances.”
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. The agency did not immediately respond to messages seeking more information.
McCrory says three more people have died in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
McCrory said Tuesday that the new deaths were vehicle-related.
The most recent deaths occurred when a tree fell on a vehicle in Wake County. The other two were traffic accidents in Wilson and Cumberland Counties.
All but 1 of the 14 deaths have been vehicle-related. The other person died in a fire that was attributed to the storm.