Dare County sheriff’s deputy tases, shoots suspicious female in Colington; Investigation underway – OBX Today

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Dare County Sheriff’s Office (A District) responded to a call reporting the presence of a suspicious person in the area of Lake Court and Harbour Road in Colington, NC.

The caller stated that there was a female with a knife on their property acting erratically. The responding deputy arrived on scene at approximately 7:10 p.m. and encountered the female (age 49) walking down Harbour Road. The deputy made repeated attempts to talk to this individual; however, she would not comply with commands. At that point, the deputy deployed their taser and then fired their weapon, striking the female. She was transported to The Outer Banks Hospital for care.

The deputy involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation that is being conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

At this time, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any further information pertaining to the investigation.