Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated that shortly after 7:30 am on May 1st, 2018 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance at a residence on Bryson Branch Road, in the Topton Community of Cherokee County. The nature of the call was a possible domestic situation.
As units were responding to the scene, information was provided that someone may have been shot at the residence. Emergency Services Personnel were dispatched and staged until units from the Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene. Once on scene the arriving Deputy was able to determine that a 39-year-old male had been shot and required medical attention.
EMS arrived and transported the individual to a location where he was later flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.
The investigation continued late into the afternoon, as several individuals were interviewed and search warrants were completed at the residence. The investigation is continuing and ongoing and when complete it will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for further review.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “At this time I will not comment further concerning this investigation as it is ongoing. I can say that we are not looking for any additional person(s) of interest in this case. The teamwork displayed today between law enforcement and Emergency Services is outstanding and we appreciate the level of professionalism displayed by all today. As always, these are difficult cases on everyone involved.”
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