CHARLOTTE – After being struck as many as 12 times by shotgun pellets earlier this week, a Caldwell County deputy has been released from Carolinas Medical Center.
According to investigators, Deputy Marty Robbins and three others were shot by Roland Younce after an argument over a pet. Younce himself was killed during an exchange of gunfire.
Officials say Robbins suffered injuries to arms and legs but not his chest or vital organs when struck by shotgun fire. Deputy Thomas McManus, who was also injured at the scene Wednesday night, was treated and released from Caldwell Memorial Hospital on Thursday.
McManus and Robbins were responding to a call in a community northwest of Lenoir. Deputies say Younce began firing his shotgun at neighbors Tony Moore and 8-year-old Ashley Moore after Tony Moore shot and killed Younce’s dog.
Tony Moore is in serious condition at Carolinas Medical Center after being struck in the shooting. His daughter is at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after suffering injuries to internal organs in the shooting.
Both the father and daughter are expected to be OK.