Three Deputies Shot, Gunman Killed in Nine-Hour Standoff

Three Deputies Shot, Gunman Killed in Nine-Hour Standoff

Shots FIRED at Police – Nine-Hour Standoff Reported!

( – Three sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina suffered gunshot wounds after attempting to serve involuntary commitment papers on Monday to a man who decided not to comply. Jourdan Hamilton opened fire from inside his Dudley home, wounding the cops and starting the clock on a nine-hour standoff.

One of the injured deputies was in critical condition Wednesday, and the other two were stable. The gunman barricaded himself inside the house and ultimately died by his own hand. SWAT team operatives breached the dwelling and found Hamilton dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The troubled man had a history of interactions with the police. He was previously convicted in 2021 of communicating threats as well as resisting an officer in 2019. It’s unclear who issued the commitment papers or why.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services lists numerous resources for filing paperwork to have someone detained for the safety of themselves or others. The agency offers forms for hospitals and caregivers, and supplies resource links for the general public. It seems someone was worried enough about Hamilton to try intervening on his behalf. Unfortunately, it may have been the order itself that set this tragic turn of events in motion.

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