North Carolina officer wounds woman as man won’t drop gun

July 9, 2018

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A woman has been shot and wounded after a North Carolina police officer fired at a man who refused to drop a gun.

News outlets reported Gastonia officers were called to a home around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Gaston Gazette reported police said a man refused to drop his gun and an officer fired. The bullet struck a woman who was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released. Her name has not been released.

Thirty-one-year-old Jarvis Sentell Lynn is charged with possession of a gun by a felon and resisting police. It was not known if he has a lawyer.

Police Chief Robert Helton said the officer is leave while police and the State Bureau of Investigation review the shooting. The officer’s name has not been released.


Information from: The Gaston Gazette, http://www.gastongazette.com

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