At approximately 5:00 pm on August 10, 2022, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check on Cable Creek Rd., Asheboro. Upon arrival, a male subject exited the residence with a firearm and then retreated back into the residence. He then fled on foot, with the weapon, out of the back of the residence while additional units were in route to assist. A perimeter was established and residents within a mile radius were alerted by Randolph Communication’s community notification system that the Sheriff’s Office was searching for an armed subject in the area, giving a description and warning to use caution.
At approximately 6:00 pm, the subject was seen running toward his residence while still armed and encountered law enforcement. Shots were fired and the subject was wounded. Deputies immediately rendered aid and continued while Fire and EMS were responding. Randolph County EMS transported the male to an area hospital for treatment.
NC SBI and DA’s office have been made aware and SBI is responding to the scene for the investigation.