Thu Jun 30, 2022

CCSO: Driver shoots himself during traffic stop 

Detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office investigate a shooting on N.C. 242 near Evergreen Wednesday. CCSO said a driver shot himself in the head after being pulled over by a deputy. Staff photo by Thomas Sherrill.

An early Wednesday afternoon vehicle traffic stop near Evergreen resulted in a man shooting himself in the head, according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. 

In a news release, CCSO said a patrol deputy had pulled over a vehicle in the 10000 block of Haynes Lennon Highway (N.C. 242) between

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