GENERIC - Death investigation

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WHITTIER, NC (FOX Carolina) - Deputies in Jackson County said a man accused of shooting his neighbor on Dec. 10 was found dead after a standoff with law enforcement.

Deputies said they were called to Big Time Road Thursday around 2 p.m. and found the victim suffering from a gunshot to the leg. Deputies said the victim told them he had been shot by his neighbor before the victim was taken to the hospital.

Deputies said they made contact with the neighbor, Albert Hartline, who refused to cooperate and retreated into his home. Deputies said Hartline refused to comply to instructions, and after a period of time, deputies made entry into the house and found Hartline dead.

"No other suspects are being sought as part of this case and the investigation is continuing," said Major Shannon Queen. "The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with this investigation."

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