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Deputies Fire on Man in Domestic Stand-Off PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Thursday, 27 January 2011 07:23

A Wilkes County man is hospitalized in serious condition, shot in a confrontation with two Wilkes Deputies Tuesday night. Barry Lee Buckingham, 53, of North Ridge Road was shot during a confrontation with two Wilkes Sheriff’s Department deputies in at about 8 Tuesday night outside a residence in Roaring River. Wilkes Sheriff Chris Shew said Deputies Chris Key and Thomas Cheek were dispatched to Buckingham’s residence after his wife, Carol, reported a disturbance, and said Buckingham had his wife on the ground with a long rifle pointed at her.  Ordered to put the weapon down, Buckingham reportedly switched his aim at the deputies, and the deputies fired, striking him.  Buckingham was listed yesterday in serious condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and the SBI has joined the probe as standard procedure.  Both deputies are on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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