Reported deputy-involved deadly shooting in Bertie County

BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – The SBI tells WITN it is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Bertie County.

Multiple deputies, police officers and other first responders were at a home on Jernigan Swamp Road outside of Powellsville Wednesday.

WITN has made multiple calls to the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office and has asked deputies at the scene, but so far we’ve received no further information about the investigation.

While the SBI says it is a deputy-involved shooting, The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald is reporting that a woman is dead after confronting a deputy with a gun. Sheriff John Holley told the paper the woman walked toward the deputies, still holding the gun, and at least one deputy shot the woman.

We’ll have more information on this developing story as we receive it.

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