Four killed including 2 deputies during 13-hour standoff at North Carolina home

first_imgcarlballou/iStock(WATUGA COUNTY, N.C.) — Four people were shot and killed, including two North Carolina sheriff’s deputies, during a welfare check at a home that turned into a 13-hour standoff, authorities said.Deputies responded to the home in Boone — about 100 miles northwest of Charlotte — around 9:44 a.m. on Wednesday after the homeowner’s employer reported that the person had not reported to work or responded to phone calls, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office said.The two slain deputies, Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox, were shot upon entering the home, the sheriff’s office said.The suspect also allegedly killed two civilians inside the home, the sheriff’s office said. Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman told ABC Charlotte affiliate WSOC-TV the victims were the suspect’s mother and stepfather.The suspect died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Hagaman told WSOC-TV.A Boone police officer was hit by gunfire while trying to rescue the sheriff’s officers, but wasn’t hurt thanks to his protective equipment, the sheriff’s office said.The suspect ambushed the officers, Hagaman told WSOC-TV.“He was waiting for the officers. And we’d had an issue with him over the weekend,” Hagaman said of the suspect. “We’d gotten calls from concerned folks that know him… for us to be careful.”The standoff ended shortly before 11 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.The sheriff’s office did not say how the standoff ended.Hagaman said of losing two deputies, “This is just unreal. I can’t put it into words.”North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper offered his condolences in a statement on Twitter.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Gerrard: Houllier revolutionised standards at Liverpool

first_img Gerrard admits Houllier’s changes were seen as radical by the players at the time. He recalled to the Daily Mail: “He revolutionised the standards at Liverpool. He changed diets, training, introduced the first fitness coach and better personnel.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Loading… “The ketchup went. At the time, we were “What’s this?” I remember Gerard going against Robbie and Incey [Paul Ince]. If you weren’t prepared to go along with what he wanted, you were out. He wanted to know exactly what I was doing off the pitch. Read Also:Kaka: Gerrard was better than Scholes and Lampard “He took me and my mum and dad to dinner and I was left under no illusions. The message to my parents was don’t let him go out and drink and pick his mates carefully. It had to be this way or I wouldn’t be around Liverpool for long.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has spoken how Gerard Houllier transformed Liverpool when in charge.last_img read more

Schneiderlin: Best is yet to come

first_img Press Association “This year I have had a good season, but next year I want to be even better. For me, next year is going to be the real thing. “I want to prove myself to everyone again, and to get even better. “In football, if you stop improving then you’ll automatically go backwards.” Despite all the attention, the young Frenchman intends to keep grounded. Schneiderlin added: “I am not going to lie and say that I am not happy that people are speaking about me and my games, but there is no point in me having a good season and then disappearing the year after. “The main thing for me is to keep this going and to be able to be better in every game I play. “I don’t like to judge myself – that is down to other people – but I know that I have the capacity to play in the Premier League and I want to spend the rest of my life playing here.” The 23-year-old Frenchman has impressed for the Saints as they battled to stay in the Barclays Premier League and has been linked with a big-money summer move to Arsenal. “I am happy because I have improved in every way, but I know that I still have steps to progress,” he said in an interview with the official Southampton matchday programme. center_img Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin maintains his best form is yet to come.last_img read more