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UNC Student Shot, Killed By Police

A North Carolina police officer has shot and killed a college student from Texas after a confrontation in Archdale.

Archdale police say the student was shot after a confrontation following a traffic stop on Interstate 85 south of Greensboro yesterday morning. A police report states the student first telephoned police and "indicated that he was suicidal."

An S.B.I. spokeswoman says 21-year-old Courtland Benjamin Smith of Houston was killed. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student was shot by 29-year-old police officer Jeremy Paul Flinchum.

Authorities have not provided details on the confrontation. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

A spokeswoman for the school had no other details.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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