Officer Involved Shooting Investigation in Caldwell County

On Monday, December 19, 2016, the State Bureau of Investigation initiated an officer involved shooting investigation in Caldwell County. At approximately 1:00 a.m. deputies responded to the home of Roy Lee Minton, W/M/DOB:  9/13/1964. Deputies encountered Minton who was armed with a pistol.  An armed confrontation ensued and as a result of the armed confrontation, Minton was fatally wounded by Deputy Runion. 

Immediately after the shooting, the command staff of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office requested the NCSBI to investigate the incident.  District Attorney David Learner has been briefed on the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The NCSBI is conducting an independent investigation and will provide the criminal investigative report to the District Attorney when complete.