'Armed and dangerous' man shot by SWAT on the loose after walking out of hospital

An armed and dangerous man who was shot by SWAT is on the run after he walked out of the hospital without a medical release, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. 

The incident happened on Monday, June 3. Deputies said the suspect, Johnny Allen Kaylor, 50, was receiving significant medical treatment at an out-of-county hospital and left without permission. 

The Burke County Sheriff's Office was waiting for Kaylor to be medically cleared to be released and incarcerated to serve his pending charges on trafficking opium, heroin, and methamphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

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Kaylor was critically injured after being shot by SWAT on May 22 while investigators had served a no-knock search warrant at his home in the 900 block of Airport/Rhodhiss Road. 

During the search warrant, Kaylor would not get out of the bed and refused to show officers his hands, which were hidden under the covers. SWAT continued to negotiate with the suspect while Kaylor was threatening officers that "he was going to kill them or make the officers kill him."

Kaylor then moved his hands quickly beneath the covers and a SWAT officer fired his weapon.

Anyone with information regarding Kaylor's whereabouts is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333.