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SBI identifies Trent Woods police officer involved in fatal shooting

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TRENT WOODS, CRAVEN COUNTY - The State Bureau of Investigation has released the name of a Trent Woods police officer who shot and killed a man Sunday after that man allegedly took out a gun.

Officer Clinton Wade York, 31, who has been with the Trent Woods Police Department since August 2012, is now on administrative leave, the SBI said Monday afternoon.

Investigators said York shot and killed 29-year-old John Bonnell Snyder (pictured above) outside Snyder's home on Camelia Road in Trent Woods.

The SBI said York and another officer were attempting to serve misdemeanor larceny warrants to Snyder at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday. But Snyder met the officers outside and allegedly pointed a gun in their direction. Officer York then shot and killed Snyder, the SBI said.

Trent Woods Police Chief Tony Lee and District Attorney Scott Thomas requested the SBI to investigate. Thomas said the SBI investigation could last up to 10 days.

York had previously served at the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office as a deputy sheriff from 2007 to 2012, according to his biography on the Trent Woods Police Department website. He had also served with the Craven County Sheriff's Office as a detention officer from 2004 to 2007.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says John Snyder had a criminal history. Snyder pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for using a steak knife to fatally stab his brother --Stephen Snyder--  three days before Christmas 2005.

Their father testified that the brothers were fighting and Stephen grabbed John's throat with both hands. John then pulled a steak knife out of his back pocket and stabbed Stephen's back. Five other family members were at the home. An autopsy showed cocaine and alcohol in Stephen's system, investigators said.

John Snyder was sentenced to probation for the stabbing.

NCDPS records also show that Snyder was convicted of DWI in 2011, a drug-related charge in 2006, and breaking and entering and larceny in 2003.

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The State Bureau of Investigation has identified a man shot and killed by police officers in Trent Woods Sunday morning.

According to the SBI, 29-year-old John Bonnell Snyder was shot and killed at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday at 106 Camelia Rd.

An SBI spokesperson said two Trent Woods police officers were attempting to serve misdemeanor larceny warrants to Snyder when he pulled out a gun. The officers then opened fire, killing Snyder, the SBI said.

Trent Woods Police Chief Tony Lee and District Attorney Scott Thomas requested the SBI to investigate. It is standard protocol for the SBI to look into officer-involved shootings.

SBI agents conducted a crime scene search, interviewed witnesses and officers, and collected evidence at the home Sunday.

The two police officers involved in the shooting have not been identified.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, John Snyder had a criminal history. Snyder pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for using a steak knife to fatally stab his brother --Stephen Snyder--  three days before Christmas 2005.

Their father testified that the brothers were fighting and Stephen grabbed John's throat with both hands. John then pulled a steak knife out of his back pocket and stabbed Stephen's back. Five other family members were at the home. An autopsy showed cocaine and alcohol in Stephen's system, investigators said.

John Snyder was sentenced to probation for the stabbing.

NCDPS records also show that Snyder was convicted of DWI in 2011, a drug-related charge in 2006, and breaking and entering and larceny in 2003.

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A shooting involving two officers is under investigation. It happened on Camelia Road in Trent Woods Sunday morning, according to police.

Trent Woods Police Chief Tony Lee says an officer was involved in a shooting while at a residence.

He says two officers were going to the residence to serve a warrant.

There is no word about who the person who was shot or their condition at this time.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.


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