Boone shooter attacked father days before
Sheriff Len Hagaman of Watauga County in North Carolina says the shooter who killed two deputies and two civilians in Boone this week also threatened his father with a knife recently.
The alleged assault prompted Isaac Alton Barnes’ family to go to a magistrate for assistance.
The father also called the county sheriff’s office for help.
Barnes, his mother and stepfather were found dead after a 13-hour standoff with police.
Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox were killed in the line of duty. Funeral arrangements for the fallen deputies were recently announced.
Hagaman says Barnes had a “large cache” of weapons and could have killed more people through a mass shooting targeting the general public.