Craig Locklear Killed by Sampson County Sheriff's Office

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Police stopped Locklear in a pickup truck. Locklear had reportedly fled from another vehicle earlier that morning. Deputies had run the plates on one vehicle and found he was wanted on a number of domestic abuse charges. Locklear fled on foot, and police claim he was armed with a gun. A deputy eventually caught up with Locklear, who allegedly pointed a gun at the deputy. The deputy shot and killed Locklear.

Agency: Sampson County Sheriff's Office

Motive: warrant (domestic abuse)/traffic stop

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime/Traffic stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Craig Locklear

Death Date: July 4, 2021

County: Samspon

Gender: Male

Age: 49

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: other

Washington Post Database ID: 7013

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