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Suspect arrested in NC sheriff's deputy wounding

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CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (AP) - A suspect has been arrested in the wounding of a North Carolina sheriff's deputy.

Multiple media outlets reported Cleveland County Deputy Tim Elmore was shot Sunday night after he and another deputy responded to a report of a suspicious person behind a convenience store in Waco, about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte.

Sheriff's Capt. Alan Norman says Elmore was shot in the arm and shoulder and has been released from Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. Sheriff Raymond Hamrick says 51-year-old Otis Lynn Short was picked up Monday morning in Bessemer City.

Store clerk Jason Brown says he called deputies after a neighbor told him a suspicious person was hiding in woods nearby. Norman says one deputy went in the store and Elmore went behind the store. Witnesses heard several shots.

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