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Adrian Jason Roberts, 37
Fayetteville, North Carolina
August 18, 2020

Agencies: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office - North Carolina

Cause of death: shooting

Last updated: 5 months ago

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A Cumberland County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed 37-year-old Adrian Jason Roberts while serving an involuntary commitment order Tuesday night.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies attempted to serve the order -- which is issued when a person whose mental illness or substance abuse symptoms are perceived to have escalated to the point of endangering themselves or others -- at the home of Roberts on Summerfield Lane just before 4:45 p.m.

The sheriff's office said Roberts charged at deputies with a machete. One deputy shot Roberts, killing him.

Fort Bragg officials confirmed that Roberts served with the 18th Quartermaster Company, 507th Corps Support Group as an Automated Logistics Specialist. He served from June 2001 to June 2005.

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