Police: NC officer fatally shoots armed man who fired shots in hospital

Police said that they felt threatened by the man's actions and fired multiple shots


Associated Press

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a police officer in North Carolina shot and killed a man who had opened fire in a hospital.

Police say they were called to Novant Health Medical Center in Huntersville at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday about a man who had fired several shots.

The man was armed when officers found him. Police said in a statement that they felt "threatened by the man's actions" and fired multiple shots, killing him.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. Authorities say no one else was injured.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

 

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