SBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Boiling Spring Lakes

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The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting reported Sunday in Brunswick County.

According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax, the sheriff’s office assisted the Boiling Spring Lakes and Southport police departments in an incident that occurred between 11 a.m. and noon Sunday on Presidents Drive in Boiling Spring Lakes.

A young adult male with schizophrenia was shot and killed by a police officer during the incident, Flax said.

District Attorney John David was on the scene yesterday and has asked the SBI to investigate the incident, Flax said.

A press conference will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Check back for more details on this developing story.


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