Official: North Carolina trooper shot armed person on I-95

Posted at 6:03 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 06:03:48-05

Authorities in North Carolina say a state trooper shot an armed person on the side of an interstate.

News outlets report the trooper was performing a roadside safety inspection Monday on I-95 in Robeson County when a person not involved with the inspection approached.

The trooper told the armed person to stop. The commands were ignored. The trooper shot the armed person and that person was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The person’s condition is unknown at this time. Neither the armed person nor the trooper have been identified.

The trooper has been placed on administrative leave and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case.