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Man Who Shot North Carolina Deputy Dead After Standoff

June 22, 2015  | 

The man who police say shot a Wilkes County, N.C., deputy Monday morning has died. James Monroe Barrett, 60, was taken into custody after a multiagency manhunt. He was receiving medical attention for injuries sustained during a standoff with law enforcement and died at the scene at about 11 a.m., reports myfox8.

Deputies responded to a call about a domestic dispute involving the shooter at 5:55 a.m. That's when he opened fire.

Barrett, also known by the alias Thomas Barnett, is also believed to have set a house on fire before fleeing into the woods.

The deputy who was shot has been identified as Sgt. Steven Russell, a 12-year veteran in the Patrol Division. He has two children.

Russell received a gunshot to the shoulder and shrapnel struck him in the forehead. He was airlifted from the scene and is expected to be OK.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 6/22/2015 4:25 PM

He shot and seriously wounded a deputy and has died from his injuries resisting arrest. Sounds like it also includes arson. That's the last domestic call they will get regarding him. A speedy recovery to the deputy.

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