Haywood County Deputies Find Man Dead After a Standoff Resulting From Shooting

Authorities say Jeremy Shipman, a 27 year old resident of Haywood County, took his own life after he fired shots at a Deputy resulting in an extended standoff with law enforcement. The entire scenario began on the morning of Thursday, April 4. A concerned co-worker called police when Shipman failed to show up for work. Deputy Doug Carver of the Haywood County Sherriff’s Office responded to Shipman’s residence to verify his wellbeing. Reports say when the deputy made contact with Shipman, Shipman fired several shots at him with a rifle. Deputy Carver was not struck, and did not return fire. After calling for backup, a standoff ensued during which officers tried to communicate with Shipman but received no response. After tear gassing the house and deploying a flash bang grenade, SWAT team members entered the home where they found Jeremy Shipman dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials. The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the case since an officer was involved in a fatal shooting, even though the responding deputy reported firing no shots. Investigators have yet to determine any motive on Jeremy Shipman’s part in this case.