Elkin man charged in officer-involved shooting

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An Elkin man is facing felony charges after allegedly aiming a weapon at a deputy responding to a reported civil disturbance Monday afternoon.

At about 3 p.m., officers with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the reported civil disturbance at a residence on the 1600 block of Twin Oaks Road near Dobson, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

When officers arrived on the scene, they encountered a male subject armed with a long gun. Officials said the subject pointed the weapon at an officer and was subsequently shot.

Herbert Charles Kipp, 36, of 1610 Twin Oaks Road, was transported by Surry County Emergency Medical Services to North Carolina Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Kipp was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and received a $50,000 bond.

Officials said the officer involved, who has not been identified, has been placed on paid administrative leave and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been requested to investigate the matter as standard procedure in officer involved shootings.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Kipp has previously been incarcerated on a conviction of driving while impaired level one aggravated, for which he served one year in 2016.

Kipp has served time between 2005 and 2010 for convictions in a number of cases ranging from larceny and assault on a female to interfere with telephone wires and assault with a deadly weapon.


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