ROBERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The state Highway Patrol says troopers have shot and killed a Winston-Salem woman who was the subject of a statewide missing persons alert.
A Highway Patrol spokesman says 60-year-old Melissa Anne Jenkins was shot and killed Sunday morning in Robersonville after a pursuit. First Sgt. Jeff Gordon says police tried to stop a white Jeep Grand Cherokee on U.S. 64 West but the driver fled, leading authorities on a chase into Edgecombe County.
Authorities were able to stop the vehicle when the driver pulled over because of a flat tire.
Gordon says Jenkins was armed with multiple weapons. He says officers returned fire after she pointed a weapon at them.
Three troopers were placed on administrative duty pending an investigation.