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Shootout with deputies in a Mooresville, NC neighborhood

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – A suspect was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a shootout with deputies in a Mooresville neighborhood on Saturday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deceased suspect, identified as 27-year-old Dylan Maslon, was out on bond with the following charges pending in court:

  • Assault on a governmental official
  • Felony breaking or entering to terrorize or injure

The situation was resolved around noon, and neighbors tell us the incident unfolded around 7:40 a.m. along Langtree Road, just off Interstate 77.

“I was hearing a ‘pop pop pop’ noise and didn’t really know what it was. And one of my neighbors stopped and told me that there was an active shooter in the neighborhood. And he was barricaded in the house having a shootout with the police,” said Bridgeport Neighborhood Resident Steve Kierstead.

Deputies said they initially got a call from one of Maslon’s family members saying he was “acting crazy.” Once local fire personnel arrived to the scene at Maslon’s home, they confronted him, and he was accused of brandishing a knife at the first responders, causing them to retreat from the home.

A woman who lives across the street said, “I could hear Bob and his son Dylan arguing. And then in a few minutes I heard gunshots.”

At that point, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist. Upon arrival, the sheriff said responding deputies heard yelling inside the home, so they entered, and a shootout between Maslon and those deputies began.

“I’m betting we’ve heard at least 300 shots,” the neighbor said.

Once the responding deputies sought cover, the sheriff says they tried communicating with Maslon, but he returned more fire instead. According to the sheriff’s office, during the shootout, an Iredell Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Maslon continued to fire off rounds, striking law enforcement vehicles as deputies continued trying to get him to stop and exit the house. Eventually, a robot was deployed into the home and found Malson dead from what authorities believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Iredell County Sheriff advised the scene was secured, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate the incident.

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