NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) – A wanted man was shot and killed this morning as authorities were trying to arrest him in New Bern.
The U.S. Marshals Service says it happened at a home in the 700 block of Broad Street.
Marshals say their Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force was trying to arrest the man when he “produced a firearm, and the task force fired”. The man, who marshals say was wanted for multiple felony warrants including drug charges, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A news release says no law enforcement officers were injured.
The State Bureau of Investigations has been called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting.