A Cleveland County man suspected of killing a friend during an argument early Monday was in critical condition after authorities said he started a shootout with deputies who responded to the scene.
The deputies returned fire, injuring suspect Schuylar Mark “Marty” Camp outside an apartment in the 300 block of Baker Drive, Sheriff Alan Norman said.
Camp had called the Sheriff’s Office to report the fatal shooting of Roger Dale Sisk, who lived in the apartment, Norman said. The sheriff said he didn’t know what led to the altercation.
Norman said Camp fired at deputies as they arrived at the apartment about 1 a.m.
Camp was shot during the shootout, Norman said, and retreated back inside the apartment before eventually surrendering. No officers were injured.
Camp was taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and then to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Norman said Camp served time in prison for a murder conviction in the early 1990s.
“He is no stranger to the criminal justice system,” the sheriff said at a news conference outside the apartment Monday.