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Cornelius man shot by deputies during confrontation, standoff

UPDATE: 54-year-old man expected to survive injury


Washington County sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a 54-year-old Cornelius man Thursday evening after a confrontation and a brief standoff.

Deputies said Greg Howard Moore was treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound. He is expected to survive his injury, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies were called at about 8:03 p.m. April 7, to a house on South 25th Avenue by a man who said his neighbor was breaking windows and damaging his property. Deputies contacted the man who damaged the property and discovered he had a felony warrant for his arrest. He refused to cooperate and confronted deputies, who fired at least one shot at him.

Deputies said the man refused to come out of his house or get medical treatment for about an hour and a half. He was taken into custody when he eventually left the house and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Washington County’s Major Crimes Team is investigating the incident.