After deputies shot and killed a man while serving a final eviction notice in Statesville, they searched the home and found something that may be an explosive device.
The Iredell County Sheriff's office says two deputies shot and killed Samuel Grady, 55, after he confronted them with a knife.
The deputies were there to serve an eviction notice.
Lynette Aldridge lives next door to the man. "He had recently lost his house to the bank. They were coming to take ownership. It had recently been sold at the courthouse," Aldridge said.
Both deputies are on administrative leave with pay as the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation looks into what happened. This is standard procedure for many law enforcement agencies. The sheriff's office said at this point, it looks like the two deputies followed policy.