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Suspect killed after firing at deputies

Friday, January 18, 2013

Authorities are investigating how deputies trying to serve a warrant Friday morning found themselves in a deadly situation.

Around 8 a.m., Halifax County officials were serving a search warrant in connection with drug activity at a home on Straight Road near Highway 48 in Roanoke Rapids when a subject fired at deputies, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

The deputies returned fire, killing the suspect. No one else was hurt.

Authorities have not identified the suspect at this time. Further details have not been released.

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