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Union standoff suspect dies

The man who was responsible for a four-hour police standoff Thursday morning in Union County has died.

Craig Gibson died this morning at Carolinas Medical Center, where he was rushed Thursday after police say he shot himself.

Gibson also was responsible for shooting Union County sheriff's Cpl. Todd Braswell in the shoulder, a shooting that triggered the standoff on Fincher Road, near Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road.

Braswell and other deputies responded to the house about 5 a.m. Thursday after a report of a domestic dispute. They found a man, identified as Gibson, involved in a confrontation with a woman in front of the house. Union County sheriff's officials say the suspect shot at Braswell, wounding him. Then the man went back inside the house.

Police said they heard another shot but didn't see the man for several hours.

About 9 a.m., authorities used a robotic device with a camera. The device was sent into the house, and police discovered that the suspect was on the floor, apparently wounded. Police went inside the house and discovered that the suspect, identified as Gibson, apparently had shot himself.

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