LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — Lumberton police shot and killed a 31-year-old man late Monday night after being called to investigate a domestic disturbance, Police Capt. Terry W. Parker said in a news release.
It happened at about 11:50 p.m. after officers were called to the 2000 block of E. 5th Street in Lumberton.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with Karl Jones, who was “irate” and allegedly attempted to assault one of the officers on the scene, according to the release. Those actions ultimately led to Jones being shot.
“Arriving officers found a gentleman on scene who was upset and an altercation took place,” the news release said. “As a result a Lumberton Police Officer shot the man. First aid was immediately administered to the man however he died as a result of his injuries.”
The officer who shot Jones, Jeffery Lowe, was placed on administrative leave, according to the release. Lumberton police said that is standard protocol following an officer-involved shooting.
There was no body camera footage of the incident, police said. However, there were several witnesses to the shooting which happened inside the residence.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate, which is standard procedure for these types of incidents, police said.
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