Woman dies after being shot by Onslow County deputy following traffic stop

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A woman who was shot by a deputy in Onslow County on Thanksgiving Day has died.

Col. Chris Thomas said the shooting happened just before noon on Willow Street, which is off Highway 172 in Hubert.

Thomas said that the woman was armed and that it took place after a traffic stop.

State police are investigating the shooting, and Thomas said the deputy has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

The deputy was not injured and the woman’s name has not yet been released.

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