BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – One of the deputies who was at the scene during an officer-involved shooting incident in Boiling Spring Lakes Sunday went to the hospital for treatment for ear pain.
18-year-old Keith Vidal's parents called police for help after they say the teen was suffering from a schizophrenic episode and was carrying a screwdriver in his hand.
At the scene, Vidal's stepfather Mark Wilsey said an officer shot and killed his son after a confrontation at their home on President Drive.
According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Samantha Lewis was in close proximity to the gun when it was fired, causing some discomfort in her ear.
The sheriff's office said Lewis went to the hospital to be checked out and has since been released.
An internal investigation showed Lewis did not discharge her firearm during the incident, but did engage her Taser.
The Office of Professional Standards determined her actions to be appropriate, so Lewis was cleared to return to active duty.
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