By Bob Owens
A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to a distance call found an 18-year-old man using a hammer to knock the windows out of a vehicle after attacking a man at a nearby home. The deputy appears to have attempted to deescalate the situation and even used his taser in an attempt to stop the situation from turning deadly, but was forced to go to his sidearm when the student attacked him with a board.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirms a teenager was shot and killed by a deputy Tuesday evening.
Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said deputies responded to the 1900 block of County Road 60 near Pisgah. He said they found 18-year-old Alex Christopher Davis beating the windows out of a car. Deputies said they learned he had also just beaten the man inside the home with a hammer.
Harnen said the deputy tried to de-escalate the situation, but Davis tried to attack the deputy with a board.
Harnen said the deputy tried other tactics to subdue Davis before shooting him, including a stun gun.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deputy was not injured.
Davis was a senior at Pisgah High School.
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Source:: Bearing Arms