A 13 hour standoff is over in Watauga County.
Watauga Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a location east of Boone Wednesday morning on a welfare check. As officers arrived shots were fired from inside a residence.
Sgt. Chris Ward of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed. Deputy Logan Fox was wounded, his condition has not been reported.
The standoff ended around 10 pm Wednesday when the gunman apparently took his own life.
More to come…