NC troopers shoot, kill woman after chase

The Associated Press

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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.

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