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.