LINCOLNTON — Authorities in Lincoln County say a man has been killed in a shootout with police.
The sheriff’s office said the man’s death on Friday came several hours after a woman’s body was found a few miles away.
Police said a delivery driver discovered the woman’s body Thursday outside a home east of Lincolnton. Detectives went to an apartment complex to interview a man in connection with the case. Officers saw the man circling the complex in a truck and asked him to show his hands. Instead, he ran into the building.
According to police, the man came out firing at police, who returned fire and killed him.
The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the woman’s death, as well as the shooting in which the officers were involved.