Deputies Shoot, Kill Man while trying to serve Eviction Notice

Deputies in Statesville shot and killed a man while trying to serve a final eviction notice. The sheriff says the man came at the deputies with a knife.

The shooting happened on Virginia Avenue in Statesville. 

Fox 46 spoke with a neighbor who told us the man was battling mental heath problems.

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.

Aldridge says she thinks the man saw the two deputies coming to take his house and she thinks he was defending it.

The State Bureau of Investigation is leading the case. We will update this story as more information becomes available.