Elkin man charged in deputy-involved shooting

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An Elkin man was shot by a Surry County deputy Monday afternoon, after allegedly aiming a weapon at the deputy.

Herbert Charles Kipp, 36, of 1610 Twin Oaks Road, was transported by Surry County Emergency Medical Services to North Carolina Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he was treated for the gunshot wound and released. Kipp was subsequently charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and placed under a $50,000 bond.

The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has not released the name of the deputy involved in the shooting. According to a statement released by the sheriff’s office, the deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been requested to investigate the incident. Turning the case over to the SBI is standard procedure in officer involved shootings.

The incident happened around 3 p.m., when officers with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported civil disturbance at a residence on the 1600 block of Twin Oaks Road near Dobson, according to the sheriff’s office statement.

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.

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 convictions.


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