Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Suspect Killed During Police Standoff

Suspect Killed During Police Standoff

A suspect is dead following a weekend standoff with authorities in Duplin County.  Deputies with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 200 block of East Trade Street in Calypso around 1:30 PM on Saturday for the report of a breaking and entering.  The deputies encountered 27-year-old Jonathan Carter of Wilmington who had apparently been holding a subject against his will.  That victim had gotten out of the residence and managed to make contact with law enforcement.  Carter barricaded himself inside the home and threatened officers, leading to the standoff.  The Duplin County Sheriff’s Special Response Team eventually made entry into the residence and Carter was shot by deputies.  Carter died at the scene.  The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the fatal incident.

Jonathan Carter
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