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Cornelius man hospitalized after shooting

After responding to a disturbance at a Cornelius residence Thursday evening, April 7, Washington County Sheriff's deputies injured the home's occupant after the situation escalated.

Deputies were called to a residence on South 25th Avenue by a neighbor who reported a male "was breaking windows and damaging his property," said Sgt. Bob Ray, WCSO spokesman. Deputies arrived and contacted the resident, who had an active felony warrant.

"The man was uncooperative. The man's behavior caused the situation to escalate rapidly, forcing the deputies to respond with lethal force," said Ray. "The man was continually uncooperative and refused to exit the house to receive medical care.

"Sheriff's deputies persisted and, after about an hour and a half, the man came out of the house and was taken into custody."

The man, whose name was not released by police, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the incident.