1 killed in officer-involved shooting during chase in North Carolina

Shooting background (Photo: MGN Online)

GRAHAM, NC (AP) — Officials in North Carolina say authorities shot and killed a suspect accused of pointing a gun at officers during a car chase.

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets the pursuit began in Orange County around midnight before crossing into Alamance, where deputies and Mebane police joined.

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Officials say the suspect later exited the car and pointed a gun at law enforcement.

The Alamance County Office said a deputy and a Mebane officer each fired at the suspect.

The suspect and officers weren’t identified.

Officials didn’t say what prompted the chase.

The officers were placed on leave pending a state Bureau of Investigation review.