Sheriff: Man who fired at officers confessed to murder

Credit: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

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Posted on June 23, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 23 at 6:13 PM

CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. -- Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting that involved a Sheriff's Deputy early Monday morning.

"I can't believe this, my uncle wouldn't hurt anyone," said a tearful Richard Rusk, the victim's nephew. "My mother called me and said he (Roger Sisk) had been killed... he was shot."

The shooting happened on Baker Drive in Cleveland County.

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Authorities said Schuyler Mark Camp shot and killed Roger Dale Sisk at his home in the 6900 block of Baker Drive.

Officers were called to the home after the shooting, because they received a call from Camp himself stating he'd killed Sisk.

When deputies arrived on Baker Drive, Camp opened fire.

"Our officers where able to take cover behind a tree and returned fire," said Cleveland County Sheriff Allan Norman, "They hit him in the arm, and he went back inside the house and then a standoff ensured for a lengthy period of time."

After about an hour, Camp surrendered and was taken into custody. Officers found Sisk's body when they went inside the house.

He was transported to Cleveland Regional hospital and then flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte suffering a gunshot wound to the upper arm.

Camp is a convicted felon for a number of crimes including a second-degree murder conviction, assault-point gun and assault with a deadly weapon. Additionally, Camp is pending trial for three counts of communicating threats, drunk and disruptive and assault on a specified medical personnel.

Camp is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of assault on law enforcement with a firearm.