Lenoir police shot a man who fired at them from his home on Starcross Road early Friday, Police Chief Scott Brown said.
Harold David Houser III was hospitalized in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries after he exchanged gunfire with officers about 1 a.m.
Police went to Houser’s home in the 1900 block of Starcross Road after receiving several 911 calls about shots being fired in the area, Brown said.
Preliminary information indicates Houser shot into a neighbor’s house before officers arrived, with no one injured at the neighbor’s house, Brown said. A passing vehicle was shot by Houser during the exchange, again with no one injured, according to the chief.
Several officers returned fire, and all have have been placed on administrative leave per department practice and policy, Brown said.
Houser was treated on the scene by EMS paramedics and taken to Caldwell Memorial Hospital.
The State Bureau of Investigation was been called in to investigate the shooting. The Lenoir Police Department also will conduct an internal review of the incident per department policy, the chief said.
Criminal charges against Houser are anticipated, Brown said.
“These types of incidents are unfortunate, but we are thankful that none of the officers involved or nearby citizens were injured in anyway,” Brown said in a statement later Friday morning.