KENLY, North Carolina– On Sunday, three North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a shooting incident in Kenly, where an armed individual had barricaded himself inside a residence.
The incident unfolded shortly before 1 a.m. when the highway patrol received a request for officer assistance from the Kenly Police Department in Johnston County.
Initially, the police were summoned to respond to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of 504 S. Wilson St.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that an individual had barricaded themselves inside a residence.
Once the troopers arrived at the scene, they encountered a man who emerged from the residence while brandishing a firearm.
Despite repeated commands to drop the weapon, the man, identified as Joshua Taylor Haynes, 34, disregarded the orders.
Subsequently, the troopers discharged their firearms, striking Haynes multiple times.
After the shooting, immediate medical attention was provided to Haynes, and he was transported to WakeMed in Raleigh with serious injuries.
The three troopers involved in the incident were identified as Luke S. Frederick, Joseph F. Deal II, and Corey M. Wilson, all members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Following standard protocol, the troopers have been placed on administrative duty during the investigation.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent inquiry into the incident.
Fortunately, no law enforcement officers were injured during the encounter with Haynes.