GRANITE FALLS, N.C. — Caldwell County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man who held two women hostage after shooting a man Friday night in Granite Falls.
Deputies said they responded to an unknown trouble call around 8:15 p.m. at Terrapin Ridge Lane. Once on scene, deputies found a man armed with a gun and knife holding two women hostage.
Officials said the man refused to follow the verbal commands of deputies which led to an officer firing his weapon.
The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was later identified as 56-year-old Troy Lee Carter.
The two women and deputies were not hurt during the incident.
As deputies searched the property, they found another man close to the location who had gunshot wounds and stab wounds.
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The man was identified as Timothy Lewis Davis, 48, who was a resident at the scene of the crime.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said Carter attacked Davis before deputies arrived at the scene.
At the time of the incident, Carter was wanted for two counts of domestic criminal trespassing, one count of injury to real property, and one count of second-degree arson for previous incidents at that same location.
Deputies said Davis was Carter’s brother-in-law.
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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation.
Body cam footage from the deputies have been turned over to the NCSBI.
The sheriff’s office said the deputies involved are on paid administrative leave while the district attorney’s office reviews the case.
No other information was released.
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