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911 callers saw driver's gun before police-involved shooting

Posted July 10

— A driver wounded in a gunfire exchange with a trooper and deputy was seen holding a gun by several 911 callers after she crashed along an interstate.

The emergency recordings released Monday by the Johnston County Sheriff describe the unusual scene Saturday morning near Benson, North Carolina.

A dozen people called 911 to report seeing the single-vehicle crash east of Raleigh. Several said the driver had a gun, while at least two reported the car had passed them going around 100 mph. One caller who stopped to help was advised to leave for safety reasons.

The Highway Patrol said the driver was critically wounded after she shot at a trooper and a sheriff's deputy, who returned fire. The two officers have been place on leave pending an investigation.

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