Johnston County Man Shot By State Troopers During Standoff

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KENLY – The NC State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of an officer involved shooting in Johnston County. The shooting happened Sunday around 12:54am in the 500 block of South Wilson Street in Kenly.

Kenly Police responded to a shots fired call. After arriving they determined an individual was barricaded at a residence. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and State Highway Patrol responded to assist.

After arriving, three state troopers reportedly encountered a man that emerged from the residence of 504 South Wilson Street producing a firearm. The troopers ordered the man to drop the weapon. He allegedly ignored those commands and troopers fired at the armed individual, striking him several times.

The individual, Joshua Taylor Haynes, 34, of Kenly, was rushed to Wake Med. At last report, Haynes was in critical condition.

The Highway Patrol announced Tuesday that Troopers L.S. Frederick, J.F. Deal II, and C.M. Wilson were the State Highway Patrol members involved in the incident. In accordance with agency protocol in any trooper-involved shooting, the involved members have been placed on administrative duty.

No law enforcement officers were injured during this incident.


  1. I pray for the Troopers. This will be on their minds for a long, long time. Troopers, job well done and I am glad you get to go home to your families, As far as the man with the gun, Oh Well! Brett said it be, Stupid games win stupid prizes.

  2. He received probation for a March 2016 conviction of misdemeanor resisting a public officer in Wake County and September 2014 convictions of Level 2 driving while impaired and misdemeanor assault on an officer or state employee in New Hanover County, according to the N.C. Department of Adult Correction website.

    He has previous Wake County convictions of misdemeanor assault on a public official, misdemeanor assault or threats against the government, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, simple assault/affray, resisting a public officer, communicating threats and driving while license revoked.

    Seems like they had probable cause to believe he was dangerous

  3. Read tonight the suspect is back at home with his family after being released from hospital. Article didn’t mention the 3 troopers who shot him. Curious to know the story, or the story they tell us.

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