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1 hospitalized in officer-involved shooting in Lumberton

Posted November 22, 2016
Updated November 23, 2016

— One person was hospitalized Tuesday evening following an officer-involved shooting in Lumberton.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said one person was shot by a police officer at the Dollar General store at 2505 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Police said the unidentified victim was wanted in several shoplifting incidents, including one at a Food Lion store on West 5th Street that happened about 3 hours before the shooting.  

According to an incident report, the suspect had stolen several items and fled the store on foot. Lumberton Police officers had spotted the suspect several hours later in her car and followed her to the Dollar General.    

An officer confronted her and she attempted to run over him with her car, according to sources close to the investigation. He then fired several shots and hit her.

The suspect was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center. The person’s name and condition were not released.

The officer involved in the shooting was not injured and has been placed on administrative leave while the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation investigates the case.

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  • Kris Dawn Nov 23, 2016
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    Why are people not gathered here? Come on WRAL.