Emerald Isle Police Release Press Statement On Firearm Charges. No Active Shooter

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Update 5:19 pm: EIPD reports the man arrested for the firearm incident is 49 year old Gilbert Matthew Roberts and that the victim is his wife.

Police also say that the minor injuries to the victim is related to debris hitting her in the face from the bullet going through the door of the home during an altercation where Mr. Roberts was locked out of the home.

Police charged Gilbert Roberts with one count of discharging a weapon in to a occupied dwelling.

This incident happened on Oceanview Drive.

Again, there is no active shooter.

December 23, 2019

The Emerald Isle Police Department in NC has issued a press release to calm rumors on the Internet about there being an active shooter situation in the town.

Police confirm that a man is in custody after discharging a firearm in to a home during a altercation with another person, and that alleged suspect is now in custody.

However, Emerald Isle Police said that this incident never was an active shooter situation and there is no public safety threats at this time.

This incident happened on December 23, 2019 at 10:45 am.

We will update this post as we learn more about this incident, including the name of the man alleged to have discharged the firearm and was arrested.

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