N.C. deputy, 1 of 3 shot in 9-hour standoff, dies from his injuries

Sgt. Matthew Fishman, 38, died after he was shot while serving involuntary commitment papers

Duty Death: Matthew Fishman - [Wayne County, North Carolina]

End of Service: 08/02/2022


By Sarah Calams

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. — One of three deputies who were shot Monday morning as they attempted to serve involuntary commitment papers has died from his injuries.  
 
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman, 38, died from his injuries. Cpl. Andrew Cox and Deputy Alexander Ramon Torres were reported in stable condition and are expected to recover. 
 
The suspect, identified as Jourdan Hamilton, opened fire once deputies arrived at the home, which set off a nine-hour standoff with police. When SWAT members were finally able to enter the home, they found Hamilton dead inside with an “apparent fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound,” FOX News reported.  
 
“Nobody expects to go into work and be shot at, but this is what our men and women do on a daily basis,” Wayne County PIO Joel Gillie said.  
 
Hamilton, who was the only person inside the home, had received previous misdemeanors for communicating threats last year and resisting an officer in 2019. 

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