Stand-off over following self-inflicted gun-shot wound

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A three-hour stand-off has ended after the suspect exited a vehicle and turned his gun on himself.  Richard Kelly Murphrey, 35, of Gloucester, NC is in serious condition and has been transported to Carteret Health Care.


Deputies searching for wanted subject / lockdown lifted

Carteret County deputies are currently searching for Richard Kelly Murphrey, 35, of Gloucester, NC wanted for numerous warrants including habitual felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and numerous drug charges.

Carteret County schools in the eastern part of the county were briefly put on a lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown has since been lifted as deputies have learned he is no longer in the that area.

Murphrey is described as 5’10, 145 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes. Anyone with information should call their local law enforcement agency.


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