GARNER — Wake County sheriff's deputies and Garner police converged on a house in Garner after a deputy thought he heard a gunshot at about 10 a.m. Monday. They later found a man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
A sheriffs deputy and a real estate agent were attempting to change the lock on a house on Dunnsbee Drive as the final step in an eviction when they heard the gunshot inside the home.
Town and county emergency response teams and negotiators from the town came to Dunnsbee Drive, according to Sgt. Troy Young of the Garner Police Department. Police evacuated a nearby house and closed Dunnsbee Drive and Southerby Drive to traffic, but nearby N.C. 50 remained open.
A remote-controlled robot owned by the county entered the house and found the mans body. Police have not disclosed the mans name.