A man died Wednesday after being shot by a Washington County Deputy in Fayetteville, multiple sources are reporting.
The shooting occurred at Tire Trax, located at 800 S School Ave. in South Fayetteville.
According to a witness who works across the street from where the incident occurred, the deputy fired three shots at the suspect, who died on the scene.
Fayetteville sergeant Craig Stout confirmed the incident, and told a local TV station that the deputy involved was unharmed.
Stout told NWAOnline that the deputy was getting tires when the man approached him.
Neither the suspect nor the deputy have been identified.
We’ll update this story with more information when it becomes available.
According to the statement, the man who was shot was a white male who approached Robinson armed with a knife. Robinson gave “several commands to stop,” but the man did not comply and lunged toward (Robinson) with a knife.
Robinson then fired his weapon, and the man died at the scene.
Here’s the full statement from the sheriff’s office.
In an effort to keep you informed, we want to advise you one of our deputies was involved in a shooting at Tire Trax on S. School Avenue in Fayetteville at approximately 2:00 this afternoon. The initial information received is that Corporal Brad Robinson was at the Tire Trax getting a flat tire repaired on his vehicle, when a W/M suddenly pulled a knife out of the backpack he was carrying and started walking toward him. Corporal Robinson drew his weapon, started backing up and gave several commands to stop, but the W/M did not comply and lunged toward him with the knife. In an effort to stop the threat, Corporal Robinson fired his weapon. The W/M died at the scene. Corporal Robinson did not have any interaction with the W/M before this incident occurred.
The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating the incident, so further information involving the investigation will be released by their department.