Self-defense shooting

Police say a man was shot and killed early Thursday morning at a home on Skyland Drive. 

A man is dead after a reported self-defense shooting early Thursday morning.

Deputies were dispatched to 1855 Skyland Drive, Lot 3, at 2:51 a.m. and found Leonard Evan Loehr, 42, of 2078 U.S. 64 in Morganton, dead, according to a press release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives are interviewing others who were at the scene, the release said.

More information will be published as it becomes available.

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