ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – A man shot and killed in a standoff with Robeson County deputies Sunday afternoon has been identified, according to a press release by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. A deputy who was shot during the standoff was wearing a safety vest and has been released from the hospital.
Members of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and the State Highway Patrol were conducting a welfare check on Kevin Anthony Battaglia, 33, at his home near Parkton. As law enforcement arrived, Battaglia began shooting at deputies before barricading himself inside his home where he continued to fire upon them.
Battaglia was shot and killed in the incident. One trooper was shot in his safety vest and taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Robeson County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.