Christopher Thomas Vaughan Wiki – Christopher Thomas Vaughan Biography
Christopher Thomas Vaughan a defendant who was shot after he tried to take a bailiff’s gun in a Person County courtroom has died, the SBI confirmed Friday morning.
According to a statement from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the shooting occurred Thursday inside the Person County Courthouse in Roxboro.
He was 35 years old.
Vaughan was on trial for false imprisonment after being accused of trying to coerce a woman from a Walmart, Louisburg attorney Boyd Sturges told The News & Observer.
Following a guilty verdict, Sturges said, Vaughan threw a chair and ran for the judge’s bench, where two deputies subdued him, according to The News & Observer.
Vaughan tried to grab a bailiff’s weapon, the SBI said. Vaughan was shot by a Roxboro police officer, according to information shared with the SBI by local authorities. Vaughan was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he died, according to the SBI statement.
The bailiff had a gash on his head and scratches on his neck, while the officer had a broken hand, the SBI said. They were treated at medical facilities and released.
The Roxboro police officer suffered a broken hand and the bailiff had a gash on his head and scratches on his neck.
Both have since been released from the hospital.
The names of the officers have not been released at this time.
The SBI is investigating the shooting at the request of the Person County Sheriff’s Office, the Roxboro Police Department, and the District Attorney’s Office.